Home Education (Part 2): 16 reasons it might be the best alternative for your child

Click here to read part 1 of this article. All the educational experts agree that our current educational system is simply not preparing our children for living in a 21st century world.  With institutional reform being tied up in money, politics, testing, and school boards, it is time to take our children’s education into our … Continue reading Home Education (Part 2): 16 reasons it might be the best alternative for your child

The secret to getting your kids to fall in love with learning (or at least not complain as much as they used to)

In one word: Autonomy.  That’s it.  Give your child control over his learning. Ok, don’t freak out.  I can just hear some of you.  You don’t know my child.  If I give him an inch when it comes to his work, he will do anything BUT what he’s supposed to do!  Yep. Mine too.  But … Continue reading The secret to getting your kids to fall in love with learning (or at least not complain as much as they used to)

One year-end assessment that your kids will be begging for!

Picture this: A principal at the beginning of the school year tells all his teachers: "This year, we will have no end-of-grade test.  We will have no letters or numbers on our report cards.  There will be no homework just for the sake of assigning homework.  Instead of assessing what each student knows, you will … Continue reading One year-end assessment that your kids will be begging for!

How would you define the core of who your family is, and why is it important?

Greg and I have had the privilege of walking with over a dozen couples towards marriage through pre-marital counseling.  From former basketball players, to former camp staff, we meet about 4 times in the months leading up to their wedding and try paint a realistic picture of what a thriving marriage looks like.   When … Continue reading How would you define the core of who your family is, and why is it important?

Why do I have to learn this? 4 authors to read before your child enters kindergarten.

How many times did we say it over the years of our schooling?  How many times have we heard our children or students say it? Why do I have to learn this? And how do we reply?  You’ll need it for the test; you need it for your life; you'll need it for your transcript; for college; … Continue reading Why do I have to learn this? 4 authors to read before your child enters kindergarten.