Category Archives: Parenting

How You Can Help Protect Parental Rights

With the 4th of July on our minds, and all it represents, I thought it would be a good time to post about the critical Parental Rights Amendment.  I’ve written about the amendment before, but until it passes the PRA has to be re-introduced to Congress every year.  So this information bears repeating. The information…

Salt and Light: A Valid Argument or a Misuse of Scripture?

In my last blog post, I spoke about the insidious nature of the excuses bureaucrats make to justify their infringements on parental rights.  But this isn’t a problem that just affects bureaucracies, it affects the church too. I can’t tell you how many Christians I’ve seen abandon their families, and especially their children, using the…

Protecting Parental Rights: How You Can Help

While you are going about your day, homeschooling your children and taking care of your other family responsibilities – minding your own business – do you realize there are still people in this country who believe you should be in jail for homeschooling your own children?  If you think I’m exaggerating, read some of the…

I Am The Parent

Recently I was asked to speak to a local homeschooling group and as I was pondering what I wanted to say to them, the following thoughts took shape as the foundation, or starting point, of where I want my talk to go. I will tell you right up front that the following post may well…

Something Christian Moms Need To Teach Their Sons

I recently had two separate interactions with Christian men that I found disturbing, to say the least.  As I pondered these situations I realized that they represented a good topic for a blog post…so here we are. The first situation involved an interaction I had on Twitter.  Normally, I find Twitter to be a great…

How To Be A Not-So-Average Parent

There are some things in life that it’s just fine to be average at.  For instance, you can be an average bowler and still enjoy the game.  You can be an average gardener and you’ll still get some lovely greenery and blooms in your garden.  Face it, not even Master Gardeners have a 100% success…

My Definition of an Adult

This post is a lead-in to next week’s post titled “College and the Homeschooler” but it really applies to all parents so I hope you will read it and consider sharing it. In order to offer some basis/legitimacy for the positions I take in this post, and also to give some background to those who…

Germinating Life – A Lesson in Character-Building

A couple of months ago I was contacted by Jane H. Smith concerning a youth novel she has recently had published called The Living Tale Series: Henley and the Book of Heroes.  The purpose of the book is to teach children about growing their character – something which is a life-long learning process for all of us. …