A Voice and a Stage

“Everyone has a voice and a stage and the ability to impact the world in a positive way,” says Jen Bricker, author of Everything is Possible. Most parents that I have met want to know how to help their children be the best they can be physically, emotionally, socially, academically, and spiritually–in spite of any physical disabilities or learning disabilities they may have. Jen inspires us to do just that!

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5 Pros and Cons for Homeschooling Older Adopted Children

—Delana H. Stewart The Education of Older Adoptees, Younger Adoptees, and Biological Children While this post will focus on the homeschooling of older adopted children, it may have some applications to biological children, foster children, and children who are adopted as infants. For the sake of this article, “older” adopted children will mean those that…

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Of Words and Wisdom

Lisa Whelchel helps us think through our priorities in parenting. Is our goal of disciplining our kids just to get some peace and quiet? Or, is it so that others think we are great parents? She encourages us to look beyond those reasons and discipline with the goal of instilling Godly character into our children and instilling the desire to draw close to God (including a hunger for reading His Word).

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Tantrums and Meltdowns

–Delana H Stewart    [You may also be interested in reading the poem “Heart Tears.”]  Kicking and screaming at the top of her lungs in the middle of a busy shopping center, my then  five year old daughter began taking off her shoes, then clothes and throwing them wildly. In beginning to read the book…

Addendum to Empowering Mothers: The symptoms of Attachment Disorder

Acting phony around strangers Avoids eye contact with people who Hugs strangers (most toddlers and young children would be shy) Stiff hugger. Not cuddly with loved ones. Sneaky. Extreme control problems. Destructive to self and others and animals. Lying (telling lies or twisting stories). Impulsive. Learning disorder—can’t or won’t follow instructions. Lacks the ability to…