How do we mothers balance the masculine, tougher side of our boys and yet encourage them to grow into the well-rounded men God designed them to be? There is no one way I know, but a multiplicity of ways (or enrichments, if you will) that work together to accomplish this happy blending of manliness and kindness, steel and velvet.
And a caveat: I am not talking about the wide range of God-given physical features or strength here. A man doesn’t need to be ruggedly built or look a certain way to be a wise, capable leader. And if there is a disability, the work becomes that of developing the mind and the inner spirit of the man. Hard work doesn’t always have to be physical.
Nature study enrichment can begin to develop the care-taking dimension of a boy’s heart. Men are designed to be care-takers of their family and to take dominion over what God has placed in their care while here on earth. Boys need to be prepared for this important task. Nature study seems to balance their rough and tumble sides. They learn how to be gentle with what is placed in their care.
My friend Ingrid is the mother of four boys. I have asked her to share with us some of the creative ways in which she teaches her very active young men and how she seeks to strike a good balance between being ‘all boy’ and being ‘gentle men’.
It’s very enjoyable to start off your school year with a unit study. The Bible, science, history, language arts, geography and math are incorporated here for an autumn inspired apple unit study. If you have a week or two along with some of the resources listed below, you will be wondering why you haven’t “picked” this unit study topic before… After all, it’s as “American as apple pie”!
“Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.”
~Ezekiel 16: 44
It is sad that the proverb, “As is the mother, so is her daughter” would be used in a negative fashion. Though the verse above is speaking about Israel and her rebellious offspring, it is also very applicable to us women today….
Please comment below to wish our Mother a very Happy Birthday!
Thank you so much! Have a blessed day, everyone!
“And she [Hannah] was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will order tramadol online insurance indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a .. child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life…” ~1 Samuel 1: 10-11