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03/16/2018 04:00 PM
A Man Skilled In His Work
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.  Proverbs 22:29 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater … Continue reading

03/14/2018 04:00 PM
Step By Step Learning
Train them step by step in excruciating detail.                 Michael Jordan was not born a basketball superstar. He learned his skills sequentially and methodically. Dr. Stanley Greenspan notes, “In much the same way, many tasks that your school-age child … Continue reading

03/13/2018 04:00 PM
Little People
Give little jobs and little tools to little people.                 If you want to have your child help with cleaning, provide appropriate tools for her use, such as child-size sponges. Her own spray bottle with her name on it … Continue reading

03/09/2018 07:15 PM
How Do We Teach Responsibility and Chores?
                Think about the amount of time you have available in a week with your children. There are 168 hours each week. Let’s say you and your child spend about 70 of them sleeping and approximately 3 of them … Continue reading

03/07/2018 05:00 PM
How To Avoid Forced Labor
The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor.Proverbs 12:24 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to hear … Continue reading

03/02/2018 05:00 PM
Start Young When Its Fun
Starting Young When Chores Are Fun                 You will notice that from about ages two to five, children love routine. They crave to know what will happen next in the day. Also characteristic of this age is the growing … Continue reading

02/26/2018 05:00 PM
A Stronger Basis Than Self Esteem: Competence
Gaining Real Self-Confidence through Competence                 Children will only truly believe in themselves when they have done something competently, something to feel good about. And it is involvement in real things in the real world that leads to such … Continue reading

02/23/2018 06:03 PM
Results of Focusing on Self-Esteem
                Damon also observes that the humblest people are often the most secure and that those who are most self-aggrandizing are often quite insecure. Jesus is the greatest example of that strength of humility. Philippians 2:7 says that Jesus “made … Continue reading

02/21/2018 05:00 PM
This Message Is Confusing To Children
                James Tobin, like many parents, questions this trend to do everything possible to boost a child’s self-esteem. Speaking of his thirteen-year-old daughter, he notes,                Eager to boost Lizzie’s self-esteem from babyhood on, we hurrahed each tiny step forward … Continue reading

02/19/2018 05:00 PM
Self-Esteem Is This Goal A Worthy One?
Seeking the Road to Independence, Security, and Maturity                 Patricia Sprinkle notes, “Children who do too little in childhood may not grow up capable of doing enough as adults.” What have we expected of our children? Too often, it … Continue reading