A person can’t be friendly or nice when they’re hungry. A child cannot regulate their emotions if they’re hungry or sleepy. A person can’t have a high level of self-esteem if he isn’t in a safe environment. I’m sure you’ve heard of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow's theories were focused on maximizing well-being and … Continue reading The Real Reason Behind HANGRY Explained
Absence of Love = Fear
Where do our fears come from? Not talking about fears of spiders or deep water or things like that :-). Deeper things. Fear of death, fear of the unknown, fear of what is happening in the world? What are they based on? I think some of our past experiences create a shell of protection, or … Continue reading Absence of Love = Fear
How every child can thrive by age 5
I love TED talks. The most recent one I listened to was by a 7 year old girl named Molly Wright. Seven years old! Her topic was about child and brain development. Here are details from the Ted site: “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" … Continue reading How every child can thrive by age 5
Prayer: Victory Over Pride
Father, Your Word says that You hate a proud look, that You resist the proud but give grace to the humble. I submit myself, therefore, to You, God. In the name of Jesus, I resist the devil, and he will flee from me. I renounce every manifestation of pride in my life as sin; I … Continue reading Prayer: Victory Over Pride
Prayer for Kids
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray and confess Your Word over my children and surround them with my faith - faith in Your Word that You watch over it to perform it! I confess and believe that my children are disciples of Christ, taught of the Lord and obedient to Your will. Great … Continue reading Prayer for Kids
There are 4 main parenting styles. The fun part is that each style is very closely related to the behavior of the child! Here they are: AuthoritativeAuthoritarianPermissiveNeglectful The bad news is that the homes I grew up in had an Authoritarian style, and that is the one I naturally adopted for my children. The good … Continue reading Parenting Styles
What is a Teachable Parent?
First of all, what is a parent? The person who is taking care of the child’s health and safety, Preparing the child for life as a productive adult, and Communicating or transferring personal/cultural values. The hardest part of parenting? There is no set instruction manual when you get the baby! So what do we end up doing? … Continue reading What is a Teachable Parent?
HOMESCHOOLING STYLES AND HOW TO CHOOSE ONE
Before I dive in, I want to make an example about cookbooks because it makes so much sense to me. Imagine somebody comes to you and tells you they want to start cooking at home. Since you love cooking, which cookbook would you recommend? You immediately recommend your Italian cookbook because you love pizza, … Continue reading HOMESCHOOLING STYLES AND HOW TO CHOOSE ONE
10 Reasons Why I Started This Blog
I have been homeschooling my kids for the last few years – turns out I love it, and the kids love it even more. I love learning, and this blog can cover all the topics I am learning about in one nice location. I don’t claim to be an expert on any of these topics, I … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why I Started This Blog