Teddy bears, train sets and Mr. Potato Heads: early childhood encompasses (or at least it should) all that is innocent and sweet in life. When your little boy is "vrooming" his toy airplane while sprawled out amongst Duplo blocks and Thomas the Train engines, the last thing on your mind is "the talk." In fact,… Continue reading How We Introduce “The Facts of Life” to Our Kids
#1 Eat all your food. I don't always make them eat everything on their plate; for example, if it's way too spicy because I accidentally added too much chile powder, I show compassion and only make them eat half. Most of the time, though, I serve them what I consider a reasonable amount, and require… Continue reading Rules I Teach My Children: #1
Sometimes you just have one of those days: the kids are bouncing off the walls, and the cacophony rattles around inside your skull until you can't concentrate on a single thing. Why don't we all go to the park? you decide triumphantly; yes, that will do the trick. Of course it takes forever to pack… Continue reading Spontaneous Education
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. I once heard a popular Bible teacher say that to "train up a child" means to "guide a child according to his natural bent." Though I'm no one to argue with a… Continue reading Lazy Children?