It seemed every kid in our neighborhood had a dog. Every kid except me. I asked my parents on several occasions if I might have a dog too.
Why did this happen? Why do some young adults manifest disrespect and dishonor? How can a parent do everything right and still suffer rebellion in their teenagers?
I want to answer the “how do you homeschool through high school” question from the perspective of a mom of five, four of whom chose to go to college.
I have two sons and we’ve homeschooled them all their lives and loved it. But high school has been a little different. How can average suburbanites accomplish homeschooling through high school?
Don’t buy the line that brokenness or weakness is inherited personality. It is all in the kind of example you lay down and how you respond to them.
As a wife and mother I find joy to be one of the most useful attributes a woman could have.
The progressive secularists intimidate parents with assertions that spanking children causes them to use violence to solve problems. It is stated so many times and with such conviction that parents who should know better have suffered an erosion of their confidence.
As parents, we want to control the behavior of our children, but there is a danger of becoming content with outward obedience while failing to reach their hearts. We must, by various means, constrain our children to obey, but it should always be with an eye toward conditioning them to desire the joy of wholesome obedience and conformity to the rules that govern family and community.
In every group of children you will discover a wide spectrum of behavioral issues. Among these is the most disturbing of all, the foolish child.
When a spat or spanking is in order, it is not a last resort; it is a God-given tool to put the finishing touches on an eternal soul.