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Parenting is a huge aspect of homeschooling. These parenting articles are useful to all parents, not just home educators. We have also welcomed guest articles by non-homeschoolers in this category. If you think you have something to offer, let us know.

Positive Words for Kids - Replace Lecturing with Short Affirmations

Posted in Parenting on March 22, 2017

Positive Words for Kids

My favorite group of Charlotte Mason homeschool moms recently discussed their go-to phrases that they repeat to their children in order to remind them to have good behavior and good habits. It turned out to be one of the best lists of positive words for kids I have ever read. Because these discussions are always buried Read More »

Parenting with the Golden Rule

Posted in Parenting on March 22, 2017

A Golden Rule World-View

It never ceases to amaze me how one small rule applies to so much! In our household, I simply say "gold rule," and my kids know exactly what I mean. Just as a quick refresher, this is the definition of the "Golden Rule": I think it is worth noting that Christians are not the only Read More »

Harsh Parenting Leads to Poor School & Academic Outcomes

Posted in Parenting on February 9, 2017

A recent study published on February 8th, 2017, found that children raised in a "harsh parenting environment" were more likely to be influenced by the opinions of their peers. The study tracked 1,500 students who were in or above 7th grade. Researchers concluded that by 9th grade the students who were parented harshly were more likely Read More »

The One-Liner That Will Get Your Kids To Clean The House During The Holidays

Posted in Parenting on December 23, 2016

Is your house a mess? Especially during the holidays? I tell my kids that Santa doesn't come to a cluttered house so they will frantically clean the week before Christmas. Alternative strategies from other savvy moms: Santa doesn't leave things for kids with messy rooms. I may have threatened to send Santa pics of their Read More »

6 Parenting Mistakes With Consequences Children Face As Adults

Posted in Parenting on December 23, 2016

Never allowing them to fail A child that is never allowed to fail can become an extremely anxious adult. Our children are precious to us -- of course we don't enjoy watching them fail. It is tough. It is difficult. We feel terrible whenever something goes wrong for them. Some parents try to teach their Read More »

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