My son is really behind in his reading and math. He gets picked on at the playground by kids who are in school because they are doing harder work than he is. He really wants to be doing the same work but he’s not ready for it. He doesn’t like to do his schoolwork because he says it is baby stuff. He’s a great kid in other area. He’s helpful and kind to his brother and sister, he is creative, imaginative, cooperative, and he loves to help his dad build things. Because he feels like he is not very smart, his has bad self-esteem. Should I send him to school? [Read more…]
Archives for 2015
Homeschooling, work or business projects, chores, meal planning, household upkeep, church, community events, sports, holidays, hobbies, caring for friends and family, lesson planning, finding and remembering all those great school activity ideas you find online; how can you keep up with it all? [Read more…]
Acute, or recent onset anxiety attacks are not a life sentence. You can and will get back to normal life if you are willing to take the time to deal with the underlying issue. [Read more…]
Myth #1 Kids need to be socialized. Do I really need to address this one? While it has been shown over and over again that homeschooled children are better socialized, better behaved, and better able to relate to wide variety of age groups, the question of socialization is still the number one objection homeschoolers get from critics. [Read more…]
I’ve always been a bit of a rebel. In high school everyone else was listening to Journey and VanHalen, you can be sure I was more interested in Styx or Boston. If all the popular kids were wearing Perry Ellis and Guess clothing, I was in Levi’s. It has always been my nature to look at what the crowd was doing and do something different because in the crowd is where average lives and I’ve never been what you would call average. [Read more…]
First of all, relax. You can do this. There is plenty of help available today that wasn’t around even 10 years ago. This of course is part of the problem. There is SO much information it is hard to know where to start and who to believe. [Read more…]
When it comes to choosing curriculum, it is a jungle out there. Choosing curriculum for homeschooling doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful, once you know exactly where you want to go and how you want to get there. [Read more…]
It sounds like you are striving so hard to make everything work out the way you think it “should” Trying to please other people, to meet their expectations as well as your own. On top of all that we add the “shoulds” of how we are supposed to live the right kind of Christian life; pray more, serve more, read the bible more, give more, be patient, kind, loving and forgiving all the time. No wonder we get anxious. There is no way to do it all and do it well. [Read more…]
- 1.The number one, best thing you can do for your children is to improve your marriage.
- 2 Too much of anything is bad for you, except of course if it is chocolate.
- 3. The world does not owe you a living.
- 4. Life is not fair
- 5. When your in-laws complain you are ruining the grandchild’s future, remember: “Other people’s opinions of you do not have to be your reality.” Les Brown
- 6. Raising ducks is a great learning experience, but they need an awful lot of fresh water.
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- 7. Trust God, He has your best interests at heart
- 8. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Laugh more.
- 9. Hot cocoa can heal wounds, solve problems, make friends, and cheer up grumpy mommies.
- 10. Clean up after yourself.
- 11. Make a small difference everyday. In time you will change your world
- 12. There is good in every situation, if you look for it. Sometimes the good is you, becoming stronger.
- 13. The faith and innocence of a child is a precious treasure to be guarded at all costs.
- 14. Let them be kids as long as possible.
- 15. Children are a gift from God, but they are not ours to keep.
- 16. Quality time is a myth created to ease the guilt of work-a-holic parents. Children need quantities of time. Lots of it.
- 17. Encourage their dreams, even the silly ones.
- 18. Reward imagination, character and faithfulness.
- 19. Talk about God. A lot.
- 20. Turn off the T.V. Play games, read aloud, do chores together.
- 21. It takes 10 words of praise to overcome 1 word of criticism. Choose your words with care.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be…. teenagers! I know Willie Nelson said don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, but I’d like to amend that. Your kids don’t have to go through “teen years”. It is not hard wired into them. It is not inevitable. Did you know that prior to 1944 there was no such thing as a teenager? The whole concept of teen culture is actually a relatively new, man-made, invention.