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  • Summer School for Mom: Establishing the Atmosphere

    Summer School for Mom: Establishing the Atmosphere

    5 areas to consider when it comes to establishing the atmosphere in our homes.

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  • Mentoring {Take #…I’ve Lost Count}

    Mentoring {Take #…I’ve Lost Count}

    We cannot refuse to put the hard work in of mentoring younger men and women, and then lambaste them because we don’t like the way they carry out their ministries. That’s not only counter-productive, it’s also, well, lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed. Is it a temptation for every generation to ignore the wisdom of the past,…

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  • Don’t Expect Perfection — At First

    Don’t Expect Perfection — At First

    Don’t expect perfection — at first. Good leaders give those they mentor room to make mistakes, room to grow.

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  • 10 Reasons Why You are Your Child’s Best Teacher

    10 Reasons Why You are Your Child’s Best Teacher

    You don’t have to worry about school reform, specialized training, educational psychology, classroom management, or a host of other burdens teachers today face. You can simply teach your own child. The best form of education is individualized one-on-one tutoring. That is what we do when we educate our children at home. Because you are your…

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  • On Being a Model

    On Being a Model

    I cannot say “our” if I live only for myself in a spiritual, watertight compartment. I cannot say “Father” if I do not endeavor each day to act like His child. I cannot say “who art in heaven” if I am laying up no treasure there. I cannot say “hallowed be Thy name” if I…

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  • Little Eyes Are Watching {Parent Modeling}

    Little Eyes Are Watching {Parent Modeling}

    One of the first lessons I learned about parenthood was that my words were not as effective as my actions. My children would live what I modeled for them. In my “younger years” it was a well-known fact that I loathed broccoli, or any other type of green veggie for that matter. So imagine my…

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  • Helps For New Homeschoolers: Defining Success

    Helps For New Homeschoolers: Defining Success

    Success may not look like you think it will. Real success probably won’t look anything like success defined by the world at large. Know what you are aiming for.

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  • Try It At Home

    Try It At Home

    It is not necessary to take children to a teacher for piano or to take your dog to a class for obedience. Try both at home like everything else. A Biblical Home Education, Ruth Beechick Teach them how to teach themselves. This concept is a wonderful key in a homeschooling environment.  There isn’t anything a…

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  • Relationships: The Key to Mentoring

    Relationships: The Key to Mentoring

    The foundation of our homes whether from an educational point of view or otherwise, is relationships.

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