God places babies between our arms and beneath our hearts, and we cradle them safely there, but soon the letting go begins.
With a familiar ache, we push them out from safety and provision to the separation and uncertainty of school, careers, and life.
How can we encourage our kids about the new school year when we're stressed ourselves?
It's back-to-school time. Kids are filling their backpacks with their new supplies. Parents are taking pictures of smiling children before waving goodbye. Teachers are welcoming their new students. It's time for these youngsters to learn reading, ’riting and … sexually explicit lessons? The promotion of same-sex relationships and gender confusion? Negative portrayals of some religious beliefs?
Our twins would never know the ease of being a "shining star" in school, winning kudos from peers and teachers alike. Life isn't fair, I thought glumly...
- August 20, 2013 |
The first day of school can be bittersweet. It means freedom for mom, but it also means another year has come and gone. In this video, the Skitzy Chicks share a prayer for our kids as they head back to school.
- August 19, 2013 |
Paul Coughlin, founder of The Protectors, offers a faith-based perspective on bullying and how parents, teachers and peers can intervene.
- September 08, 2011 |
Let’s do a little thinking about modern education — how it’s failed us and what alternatives we have.
- August 24, 2011 |
Should school children in, say, Detroit be thankful for their American educational opportunities?
- August 18, 2011 |
The most important thing to teach your child is what Jesus (quoting Moses) said was the greatest commandment of all...
I know firsthand just how hard it is to keep that inner copter in the hanger where it belongs.
As a new school year approaches, wouldn’t it be great if homeschooling could feel less overwhelming and more joyful?
The start of the school year is a perfect time for parents and teenagers to make resolutions together in regard to goals, responsibilities, and expectations.
Bullying, in most cases, is not when two kids of roughly equal power go toe to toe...
It is not uncommon for families to feel "buyer's remorse" after the first few weeks or months as new homeschoolers, and maybe with good reason.
What do we need to do on a regular basis to nurture an all-out love for God in our children? Here is what we’ve developed for our eight kids - this approach may work for your family, too.
Do you worry about the friends your kids choose?
- August 14, 2011 |