In today’s culture, there is pressure to shield our children from the Internet, media and even people. Danger seems to be lurking around every corner, and the question on every parent’s mind seems to be, “How can we protect our children?” What if the answer wasn’t in protecting them but in discipling them? Do we need boundaries? Yes! But can we protect our kids from everything? No. Let’s talk about shifting our angle to instead be one that isn’t based on fear but rather tackles these issues head on. Through conversation, wise freedom and a whole lot of God, we can raise our kids to be light in the darkness.

Rebecca Spooner is a second generation homeschool mom of 5, author of More than Words Bible curriculum and Gather ‘Round Homeschool, international speaker and popular blogger at She is married to an RCMP (Canadian police) officer and lives in a frozen tundra (okay, it only snows half the year) in Northern BC, Canada. She is passionate about sharing real life and the message that this homeschooling life is messy and wonderful and challenging and most importantly—possible. Come join her in the midst of her chaos. She doesn’t promise to have it all together; she promises to give you hope, laughter and permission to make mistakes and know you are not alone, and this is worth the cost.

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