Should I send my child to Public School?

Feb 01

I’ve held off on this question for several years.  I know a lot of devout Christian men and women who teach in the public school system.  I think most of my friends would quit before pushing an agenda that would harm their students. Unfortunately, since you may not always personally know the other 30 or so teachers that make up any school staff, you...

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The roots of nasty Political Correctness

Jan 09

Political correctness, like so many other traits, has it’s origins in parenting style.  When parents overly concentrate on their child’s feelings rather than on understanding others (how life works), the parent not only supports selfishness – they create the building blocks for illogical adult behavior.  When a parent builds a bubble around their...

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Your child’s health in and out of the year round pool

Aug 19

I’m so grateful that Pat Sarmiento contacted me about hidden safety concerns for children and pools.  I’ve worked with parents whose children are sick during the summer.  While the Mommy Detective method revealed hidden concerns that helped those parents with some issues, even I missed the possibility that their rashes and/or allergy symptoms might be...

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Screaming kids and crowded stores

Dec 16

I was rushing through a store hoping to get home early enough to wrap a couple of presents before cooking supper.  I was third in line waiting to enter a long stream of cashiers.  I scanned all the trinkets placed at eye level to catch the spur of the moment buyer.  The soft tones of Christmas music were drowned out by the ear piercing scream of a child. It...

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To Spank or Not to Spank

Sep 17

Spanking has made the news with the alarming pictures of Adrian Peterson, the NFL player who used a switch, or a tree branch, to spank his son. Spanking is NOT a form of discipline. Before you can discipline your child, you have to get their attention. They must be totally focused on you and what you are insisting they do. Very often the child is out of control and...

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Read

Sep 03

10 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Read

While sipping a cup of coffee this morning, I watched a school bus pick up several excited children.  I prayed that more children would be excited about school.  Most of society’s problems would melt away if children were more interested in learning than in finding out who ranks highest on Candy crush or some other video game. I am so excited to share this...

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“Without Prejudice” doesn’t exist

Aug 23

“Without Prejudice” doesn’t exist

A very concerned woman asked several questions about her parenting goals.  One of my answers seemed to make her angry.  “How can I raise my child so he has no prejudice what-so-ever?  I feel bad for people who are forced to live with prejudicial treatment and I don’t want my child to participate in that kind of thinking.” I smiled and softened my...

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