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Prepare for a Purposeful Summer

The school year is winding down here in Washington, but for some in southern areas of the country summer break has already started. With all the busyness of the end of the year, I haven’t had a minute to think … Continue reading

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How to Know What Your Kids Should Be Learning in Public School and Help Them at Home

Do you know what your children are supposed to learn each year? Do you know what they are learning this year? Since we are their parents, it is primarily our responsibility to make sure they are getting what they need … Continue reading

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Each Child, Each Year – Facing Academic Challenges in the Classroom

Things have been keeping me busy, not the least of which was deciding to make one major change for our family. Even before we got this website fully off the ground, there were signs that we would face challenges with … Continue reading

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Do Your Kids Know What They Believe?

I know the curriculum taught at school and the influence of our culture will undermine my children’s beliefs if they don’t have the right tools. As they face the world, one “tool” that will help them stand strong is understanding … Continue reading

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No More Mrs. Nice Gal: How Consequences Can Be Your Friend (Part 2)

Last timeĀ  I talked about why I have recently been working so hard to become “meaner” to my kids. My tough love really feels brutal to them, but if I control myself and don’t get angry, they are able to … Continue reading

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No More Mrs. Nice Gal: How Consequences Can Be Your Friend (Part 1)

Recently I’ve been celebrating the fact that I am getting meaner. What? That sounds odd? Well, my mean isn’t so much “mean” as it is giving consequences. In fact, my new mean isn’t really any more mean than my old … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds – Let God Do the Rest

So I noticed that I was a little wordy with my last two posts. I’m just getting the hang of this thing, so stick with me. I know you all don’t have a ton of time to browse the web … Continue reading

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