My Family – Rob's Blob

The Best of My Brain

01/18/2018 05:00 PM
The Transferability Of Our Influence At Home
                The attitudes and attributes that make a good employee are the same attitudes and attributes that make a good kid. A child who can learn to do chores cheerfully stands a better chance of becoming an employee who performs … Continue reading

01/17/2018 05:00 PM
Atomic Number 26
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 … Continue reading

01/16/2018 05:00 PM
Run An Ad To Hire Kids You Want Instead Of Raise Them
My Comment: If one would run an ad to hire the kids they want instead of raise them how would it read?  “We are looking to start a family. Will pay top dollar.  We are looking for kids with the … Continue reading

01/15/2018 05:00 PM
Lab #1 Do Something Together
Relationships build learning and learning builds relationships.                 Most children are highly motivated by the time and attention paid them by an adult who loves them. This means your home is a perfect place to be teaching life skills … Continue reading

01/12/2018 11:00 PM
Taking That “I Can’t” Attitude Out Of Life
In the last post mention was made of a defeatism attitude, that attitude identified when a child says "I can’t."  I wanted to say more about this important subject today and tell you about an experience I had with Sam … Continue reading

01/11/2018 11:00 PM
What Sets Children Free To Learn?
Acceptance and encouragement set children free to learn.                 In a healthy family, members extend both encouragement to learn and tolerance for the inevitable mistakes in the process. Sometimes children (and adults!) are reluctant to learn new things. They … Continue reading

01/10/2018 11:00 PM
Do Be A Wise Guy
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Proverbs 19:20 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to hear … Continue reading

01/09/2018 11:00 PM
Home: The Learning Laboratory of Life
                What is it about the home that makes it such an effective learning laboratory? Many factors of family life work together to stimulate growth and development. Of course, no family is perfect, and therefore we cannot claim perfection … Continue reading

01/08/2018 11:00 PM
Income Better Than Silver, Gold, And Bitcoin
Parents Are Not Cruise Directors                A main purpose of childhood is to prepare children for adulthood. It is not to push them or to force them to use abilities that have yet to develop, but to slowly, sequentially prepare … Continue reading

01/05/2018 11:00 PM
The Complexity Of Life Requires More Than Love
Parents Are Not Cruise Directors                 I must confess that I had not given much thought to training children prior to having them. We believed that love would cover it all. We didn’t need discipline or structure or regulation … Continue reading