It’s down to the two minutes. The score is tied, 1:1. The team captain glances to the sidelines to get instructions. Suddenly, the coach races onto the field, pushes the captain out of the way, and takes control of the soccer ball. The coach does some fancy footwork to breeze past the opponent’s defense, and not surprisingly, he scores. The fans hardly jump for joy; in fact, they look with disdain on the coach’s impulsive actions.
This kind of behavior is obviously wrong on the soccer field. Everyone knows the coach and the team work best when the coach stays in his rightful place: off the field. The same thing can be said in a family. Parents are, in essence, coaches whose goal is to have their children learn how to make mature decisions in life and to recover gracefully when they don’t. That being said, parents who step in too quickly to fix things for their child hinder the child’s progress toward maturity. In other words, parents can actually prohibit development if they are too swift to help solve the child’s problems. Does this seem like a paradox? It is!
Parents can actually prohibit development if they are too swift to help solve the child’s problems.
Posted in Parenting
Does your child struggle to understand his homework assignment? Is she using new vocabulary words? Does he come home with funny stories about the other students? Whether your child is in elementary, middle or high school, a peek inside the classroom can provide valuable insights for a parent.Here are 9 reasons to visit the classroom.
Posted in Education
Have you ever heard anyone say, “I achieved my New Year’s Resolution!”? Unlikely.
It seems most of us lose our drive after the first couple of weeks. As parents we are exhausted by the end of the day - trying to prepare dinner, returning phone calls, answering questions from our kids about homework, etc.
So how does a hard working parent keep on track with the resolutions they have set just 4 weeks prior?
Posted in Holidays
This blog is full of information on education, parenting, and faith, written for the Covenant Classical School community and the Concord community as well.
Posted in Classical Christian