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Road Trips are Good for the Soul

How do you raise travelers vs. tourists? This homeschooling mom and travel veteran shares her tips. 
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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Heather Frommack

 
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Life in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Stay Rooted in a Time of Upheaval

There’s a lot to mourn. . . But there is a lot to learn from, and a lot to savor in these months, however long they last.
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For the Parents: Self-Educating with Books

Here are some tricks to squeeze more books into your busy life . . . 
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What’s That You Say? (Teaching Our Children Good Communication Skills)

Learning to communicate well takes a lot of practice and intentionality. 
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Becoming a “Tech-Wise Family”

Approaching technology with wisdom and humility. 
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Catch ‘Em in the Act

What if we were on the look-out to catch them, not making mistakes, but doing something well?
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Seven Steps to Raise Grateful Kids

Cultivating beauty in your home is worth the effort. 
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T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak

This acronym can be a helpful teaching tool. 
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Life is Organic: Thoughts for a New Year and a New Decade

Finding your element means being open to new experiences and to exploring new paths and possibilities around you. 
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In Celebration of His Gift

Encouraging generosity during the holiday season deepens our eyes to the deeper meaning of Christmas. 
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Up the Ladder of Independence

Every child climbs to adulthood at a different pace—the trick of parenting is to know when to caution and when to nudge.
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Encouraging Independence and a "We" Team Environment

The last two principles for building a strong relationship with your child.
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Keeping Kids on Task When the Classroom is Your Living Room

Getting kids to focus can be a struggle! Here’s what this mom is doing.
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Hybrid Education Helps Gifted Math Student Stay Challenged

After years of struggling to stay engaged in a traditional school setting, this teen turned to homeschooling as a way of stretching himself academically.
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A Double Date

Their health book didn’t specifically say, “Go out to a favorite Mexican restaurant and talk this over with your parents,” but that’s what we did anyway.
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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Tj Schmidt

Living as a missionary kid in Haiti for over five years is life-changing. But welcoming three more siblings within eight months while living there takes change to a new level!
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Talent, IQ, or Grit?

Parents, we can teach our children that it’s not the failure itself that leaves the greatest impact, but it’s how we react or respond to that failure that matters most.
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Time-Outs, Turbulence, and a Turn-Around

My experience with adapted teaching styles. 
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“Alright, That’s It! The House Is a Mess!” | Helping Kids Accept Consequences

Tired of a messy house? It doesn’t have to stay that way! Here’s this mom’s strategy.
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