Entries Tagged as 'Christian Life'

Who controls the education of my child?

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by Kevin Swanson

It’s 7:00 in the morning and the doorbell rings. The year is 2020. You answer the door and imagine your shock when you glance at the? business card offered you through the doorway. He serves the State Department of Child Nurture. You are curious. This whole new bureaucracy is new to you so, of course, you would like an explanation as to the origins and purposes of this government agency. He patiently explains the whole thing over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table.

"The whole thing started about ten years ago. A conservative caucus of well-meaning parents happened to notice that there were children growing up without proper discipline. In fact, these children were seen everywhere–supermarkets, post offices, libraries–entirely without proper discipline and training. Excuse the expression, but these children were ‘brats,’ and they were proliferating.

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5 Reason to Not Give Your Child an iPad

Christian Life , Devotion , Encouragement , Families , Home School , Homeschool , Peer Pressure , Support 2 Comments »

by Connie Rossini

Are your kids begging you to buy them a tablet, Wii, or smartphone? Here are five reasons you should say no, in reverse order of importance.

5. All your friends and neighbors regret they gave in.

Have you talked to any parent who has said, “I’m so glad we bought our son video games?” or, “I wish our daughter spent more time texting?” Although this may not be true of our society as a whole, every relative, homeschool parent, and friend I have discussed the subject with tell me, “Don’t do it.”

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If I do not have love

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I Corinthians 13 for Homeshool Moms

by Misty Krasawski

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and teach my children Latin conjugations, Chinese, and Portuguese, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal, and no matter what I say, they will not hear me.

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know my children’s bents and God’s plan for their lives, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and am the keeper of the teacher’s editions and solutions manuals, and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and even keep up with my giant piles of laundry and dishes, but do not have love, I am nothing, even if all the people at church think I’m Supermom.

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A Moment of Decision

Charter School , Christian Life , Education , Encouragement , Families , Homeschool , Homeschooling , Money 1 Comment »

by Kevin Swanson

Every great social movement in the annals of history will see its great moments of decision. I believe that moment of decision has come for home education in America.

After years of healthy growth in home education in America, a new threat is developing on the horizon. Over the last several years many schools and school districts across the country have launched a plethora of programs specifically targeting homeschoolers. One school district provides a web-based program for homeschoolers. Another school district offers free curriculum, a home computer, and other benefits, as well as regular home visits from public school teachers ... and all of this is free. Another school district opens up any and all classes for homeschool participation.

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My Son, Give Me Your Heart!

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by Kevin Swanson

Have you ever packed everything into the car for a vacation, pulled out of the driveway, accelerated up on to the freeway, and suddenly realized that you had remembered everything except for . . . one of the children? Have you ever bought a used car only to find out after signing the paperwork that the engine was missing? That is very much the way education has developed over the last century. It seems that we have remembered everything, except for what is vital.

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