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Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...

When a Grandparent Has Alzheimer's or Dementia: Books to Educate and Keep Kids Connected to Their Loved Ones

Alzheimer’s or dementia affects most families at some point. When a loved one begins acting strangely and forgetting more than names, it’s tempting to simply not talk about it. But children and teenagers notice things, and they have their own...

How to be a Great Long Distance Grandparent

Are you a long distant grandparent?  Here are a few tips to stay involved. 

We embrace social media to engage with our grandchildren. 

It is great to talk on the phone, but why not use FaceTime so you can see each other’s expressions?  Seeing...

Starting a Booster Club for Your School? Consider These 3 Issues First

Adding an athletic booster club to your school is a great way for parents and other fans of the school to elevate all of the school's athletic programs. Here are three essential issues to consider if your school is interested in creating a...

Letters from Mom—Sending Your Child Off to College with a Piece of Home

“Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I come sit in the rocker in your room and watch you in your crib. Your mouth is a puckered rosebud and your breath slips in and out, unseen. I hear it, though, even just standing at the door I can hear you breathe....

Why Family Traditions Never Get Old and a Few New Ones to Try

This year I published a book on traditions! I’d been warned by other authors that when the book finally publishes, you can feel a bit worn out from the topic!Thankfully, this has not proved to be true for me. I believe this is true because family...

Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. There are so many factors to consider: public vs. private, class room size, homework, uniforms, Christian vs. secular, and on and on. In this...

Preparing Parents for Teenage Transitions

I struck the match, lit the fuse in front of me, then ran for cover. Crouching behind the chair, I put my hands over my ears, squeezed my eyes shut, and waited for the explosion. Nothing happened. Cautiously, I went back to see. No, I wasn’t...

5 Reasons To Enroll Your Child In A Classical Christian School

From the time our children were babies, my husband and I prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom in where they should attend school. We live in a world where there are many educational choices, but it was always our desire that the school we chose...

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...