My reading list for 2018 has finally come together! There is something here for almost everyone, with no trashy content surprises (except I may need to do another list for cookbooks, health and gardening books another time)….
There is a lack and serious need for wholesome play in childhood.
On August 1, 1966, the day Dr. Stuart Brown started his assistant professorship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, 25-year-old Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower on the Austin campus and shot 46 people.
Many of you have asked for a reading list of great books for young and older children, the kind that contain wholesome adventure and inspire a heart to courageous living. I have been busy and did just as you requested.
What fun I had compiling it! Updated June, 2017.
We are all aware that there is a battle raging in our culture for the minds and hearts of our children, but how do we as parents prepare them to live in the world? How do we teach values and build character at home on a day to day basis to equip them for a lifetime?
My heart is breaking for the souls of our children. And, yes, there might be a negative reaction from readers on what I need to say on this topic.
I need to speak the truth, for what is the use of a blog if not to influence our culture? Please do not confuse this with me thinking I have all the answers. I know I don’t, but there is so much trouble ahead for the children, families and for our country. …
As a homeschooler twenty years ago, I was interested to see the new Caldecott selections assuming that they would live up to very high standards of 60 years ago. My book-loving friends and I didn’t question the American Library Association (ALA) “experts”. We were almost too busy to see the sharp decline in wholesome adventure and mental food to inspire a young heart to courageous living. I trusted them and their yardstick for judging children’s literature – but not anymore.
However, bad is not for me to determine. It is for me to increase awareness so conscientious parents can make wise choices.
At the news of every child’s birth, what’s the first question we ask about the baby – even before we ask if the baby is healthy? We want to know if it’s a boy or girl!
Knowing the sex of the child is the first way we begin to connect with and understand the new human being. To be human is to be gendered – male or female. And one of the most important jobs of a parent is to help their children develop as healthy boys or girls and into strong, confident men and women.
How do we as Christian parents keep our children from gender confusion and teach them about gender and gender distinction in light of the huge cultural and moral shift that has been taking place?