How to be the Best Mom: Be the Mom!

You know your child and you know what he/ she needs.

It’s okay.

Be the Mom.

Picture of husband, mom and four children near playground equipment

Be the Mom!

Be the best mom. This article is for those of you moms (whether you are the biological parents or the dad or the guardian) out there who need encouragement to “Be the Mom.” You doubt yourself, you wonder if you really should be stepping in on behalf of your child, you are worried about how you will be perceived by others, you are a little timid about your “Mom” role. Continue reading “How to be the Best Mom: Be the Mom!”

Home schooling: Teach My Child? Who? Me?!

Home schooling help: Picture of teenagers playing basketball

Are you thinking of home schooling your child? Teach my child? Who? Me?! 

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Besides being a great resource for parents of special needs children, Special Education: A Biblical Approach, edited by Joe P. Sutton, Ph.D. contains the best and most reasoned argument for Christian education that I have ever read.

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My home schooling philosophy

I used this philosophy when I home schooled my children. Each one of my children was a special individual that needed a unique education to become the person God wanted them to be.

Home schooling help for parents: Four children making silly faces. Yes, this is what my home school looked like some days!

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Parenting your strong willed child: The Importance of the Walk

Mom holding child's hand: Why it was important to walk my strong willed child to the tree every day.

Do you need help parenting your strong willed child?

I was a strong willed child. My mom reminds me of this sometimes! That is good because if I hadn’t been stubborn or persistent or tenacious or whatever you want to call it, my own daughter would have run over me again and again.

Or perhaps  I would have let my daughter get away with bad behavior if I had not been so determined.  My daughter needed to learn some lessons: to obey, to persist, to follow through. Importantly, teaching obedience now  provided safety and set an important foundation for future self-control.

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