Tag Archives: priorities

Just Wait Till...

I came across my third son’s baby book this past week and I immediately was taken back over 30 years ago. He was our third son born in 4 ½ years. The year he was born was hard--very hard. We … Continue reading

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Homeschooled Kids Have Strange Priorities

She's incredibly personable. "When I get old," she tells me, "I'm going to repair vacuum cleaners. I don't know why, but it's relaxing and I'm good at it." But since she's still young, she's a lifeguard at the local pool … Continue reading

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God Creates People for a Purpose: What that means for Sonlight

The "new atheism" of today spreads a poisonous message: humanity is an accident – the product of random events. Our lives have no meaning. We have no purpose here on earth. That is a lie from Satan. I stand against … Continue reading

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One Hundred and one years...

This past week a friend of mine died at the age of one hundred and one years old. She was born in 1912; the same year the Titanic sank and New Mexico and Arizona became states.  Minnie, her husband and … Continue reading

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Homeschool Benefit: Focus on the Stuff that Matters

He was absolutely brilliant. A perfect score on the ACT. Throwing the class curve by consistently being over the 100% mark. Winner of the honors Science Award. His notes were impeccable and neat. "The other student to win the Science … Continue reading

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How Does Attendance Translate to a Grade?

One of the many joys of this season is catching up with "my" college kids. As we discussed finals and how the semester ended out, one of the girls expressed frustration with her Chemistry course. "I'd already had that class … Continue reading

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How Do I Set Proper Expectations for My Students?

How do I determine if I'm being too lax or strict with my son or daughter? I want learning to be fun, but sometimes you do have to put your nose to educational the grindstone. I'm nervous that my children … Continue reading

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