Victoria Prooday, OT finds today’s kids come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this.
My heart is breaking for the souls of our children. I am thinking there might be a negative reaction from readers 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 trouble already in the making. Updated October, 2016….
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?
Posted in the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016, is this personal commentary by David McGrath, emeritus English professor at the College of DuPage:
A 10-year-old girl lies in bed with a fever of 104 and a flaming rash on her head and neck. But instead of driving her to the emergency room or even calling a physician, her parents pray at her bedside for a cure.
Most states still consider such “treatment” by the parents as a religious right protected by the First Amendment, even though it is perceived by most physicians and lawyers, as well as the American Medical Association, as parental neglect or even abuse.
The “Tricky People” Concept is so helpful to our children’s understanding of how to relate to others in our culture today. I share this vital guest post by Jodie Norton (with her permission) because we want your children to be safe.
“It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” ~Ann Landers