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What Sets Children Free To Learn?

Acceptance and encouragement set children free to learn.                 In a healthy family, members extend both encouragement to learn and tolerance for the inevitable mistakes in the process. Sometimes children (and adults!) are reluctant to learn new things. They … Continue reading

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Do Be A Wise Guy

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Proverbs 19:20 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to hear … Continue reading

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Home: The Learning Laboratory of Life

                What is it about the home that makes it such an effective learning laboratory? Many factors of family life work together to stimulate growth and development. Of course, no family is perfect, and therefore we cannot claim perfection … Continue reading

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Income Better Than Silver, Gold, And Bitcoin

Parents Are Not Cruise Directors                A main purpose of childhood is to prepare children for adulthood. It is not to push them or to force them to use abilities that have yet to develop, but to slowly, sequentially prepare … Continue reading

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The Complexity Of Life Requires More Than Love

Parents Are Not Cruise Directors                 I must confess that I had not given much thought to training children prior to having them. We believed that love would cover it all. We didn’t need discipline or structure or regulation … Continue reading

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A Child Most Likely to Fail

Bob Barnes notes,                It’s a parent’s job to establish a plan that will train a child in the skills he or she will need to be a responsible adult, rather than a forty-year-old adolescent. To send a child off … Continue reading

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How to Eliminate Frustration

               Proverbs 15:22 Without consultation, plans are FRUSTRATED, but with many counselors they succeed. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in … Continue reading

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