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Discipline

What do you want your children to be when they grow up?  Or perhaps a better question is how do you want them to be?  Responsible? Compassionate?  Others-centered? Noble attributes indeed.  So, how does a parent steer an unruly, selfish little...

The Importance of Teaching Myths

In our culture, myths are not looked upon as necessary or valuable--in fact, they are often equated with lies. Many Christians would argue that we ought not spend time learning stories about pagan gods and goddesses, fearful that it would be...

The Irony of Christmas

My class had an interesting conversation one December. We were looking at irony in the Christmas story. The discussion unfolded (Socratically, of course—after all, we’re a classical school!) something like this: “What were the Israelites...

3 Common Questions About Spiritual Gifts

It’s Christmas time...the most wonderful time of the year! During this time I love nothing more than to give gifts to the ones I love.  I put so much time and energy into selecting just the right gift for each person...one I just know they will...

21 Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers

Reading is one of the most important skills a child can develop. It’s never too early to introduce them to great books. Here is a list of 21 most-loved books for children of preschool age.  Choose one from the list and find a quiet moment during...

Advent: Could One Word Change Your Christmas Tradition?

For my family, what began as tradition was defined and transformed by one Latin word.  

My firstborn was in sixth grade when the word entered our home and renewed our Christmas celebration.When my children were little, we desired for their...

How To Help Your Child Resolve Conflict

Part of living in an imperfect world means there are problems that arise on a daily basis. Unkind words, misunderstandings, gossip, bragging, bullying and internal struggles are all legit problems our children face within their families and...

How to Properly Wear a Backpack

 Are you concerned that your child's backpack is too heavy?  Heavy backpacks can be a significant physical and structural health problem for your children.....

Classical Music and the Young Child

If your child is between the ages of four and six, it is time to introduce them to the finer things in life. I’m talking about, of course, classical music. Now before you think it’s all Bach and no bite (sorry!) let’s explore some fantastic...

Teaching Our Children How To Be In The World And Not Of It

If you’ve been in church for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “in the world, but not of it”.  It comes from John 17:14-15 when Jesus, giving his final teaching to his disciples before going to the cross, paints a picture of...