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Homeschooling the Only Child

I soon began to notice that I was alone, in a sense. I never saw an only child on the cover (or the inside) of Teaching Home, or any other resource I found. I began to observe that homeschoolers are a prolific group—most of my friends had three or more children, and they weren't slowing down.

Yet, despite doubts from without or within, I returned to the comfort that God has ordained all our circumstances and His calling and provision still stands. My son truly enjoyed his own company and had no problems being an only child. We were able to go on more adventures using fewer resources, than anybody I knew, and we greatly enjoyed our years together at home.

Your Serve!

...we want our sons and daughters to grow up with a heart to serve others. We want them to follow the lead of the Lord Jesus who said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).

Instruction

A poem

Before the Fire Will Fall!

But is there anything we can do to improve our chances of raising young men and women who are mighty in spirit? I think so.

Aspiring to the Art of Welcoming

Jesus welcomed children. He said, “Let the little children come to me,” and rebuked those who were more concerned with keeping a busy day on schedule than with the needs and desires of children.

This One Thing I Do!

When our youngest son was about two years old, he put just about every toy he owned in a backpack. Then he put on the backpack. Then he fell over backwards! The weight of all his “stuff” stopped our little boy in his tracks. I remember laughing at the picture, and then realizing that it was a graphic illustration of what happens to so many homeschooling families.

Turning My Heart toward My Children

“If love is patient, then what is impatience?” This editorial's parting thought struck to my very heart.

Often the Unplanned Is the Most Memorable

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that. It was about as planned as it could be by my standards.

The Gaze that Grace Gives

It has been said that a child’s first impression of God is found in the face of his mother. She gazes on him lovingly, ready to meet his every need, willing to sacrifice whatever she must to care for him, nurture him, teach him about his world, protect him, help him to find purpose and meaning in life.

Life in the Fast Lane

With childhood innocence she asked this killer question: “Deddy, why do we always go places in the fast lane?”

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