Encouraging Our Children to Read

As a kid, I loved books. Hardly a day went by without a visit to the school library. Then, to my delight, I discovered the library in our church. I could borrow books on Sundays, too! Milking time on the farm was intense. Contented cows produced the best milk. That… Read moreEncouraging Our Children to Read

5 Things We Can Teach Our Children About Christmas

  It is easy to be knocked off balance and lose focus at Christmas. It is, after all, the busiest and most stressful season of the year. Even more so for our children. Egged on by seemingly harmless questions, “What do you want for Christmas?” or “What do you want… Read more5 Things We Can Teach Our Children About Christmas

KIDS AND TV — THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

  “TV provides no educational benefits for a child under age two.”(1) … “Watching TV in childhood increased chances of dropping out of school and decreased chances of getting a college degree.”(2) … “Watching sex on TV increases the chances a teen will have sex, and causes teens to start… Read moreKIDS AND TV — THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

HOW CAN WE TRAIN CHILDREN TO LISTEN—REALLY LISTEN?

  Children have a hard time listening. You carefully explain what you want them to do, and they turn around and do something completely different. Exasperated, you ask, “Were you not listening?”   Listening is an acquired skill necessary to be fully present and fully engaged.    Listening is an… Read moreHOW CAN WE TRAIN CHILDREN TO LISTEN—REALLY LISTEN?

7 VALUES CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO LIVE WELL

  Educating our children must go beyond academics. Helping children acquire and practice right moral values is critical. The well-being of a community and a nation depends on it. Holistic development of children is the mandate of parents, care-givers and teachers. Without sound moral values, children have no basis on… Read more7 VALUES CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO LIVE WELL