Why Does My Child Obey Others, But Not Me?

In the days of Cornerstone Community School, there were times when a mom would come to me and say, “Sharon, when I asked Jake’s (name has been changed) teacher how he did in school today, her answer seems always to be, “He did so...

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Why Does My Child Only Listen When I’m Angry?

Allow me to share a little tale with you:  

Once upon a time, there were a couple of local giants who would fall asleep right in the middle of the village.  You would think the relatively little people of the village would be terrified...

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First Comes God, Then Comes Joy

[Rev. 4:11] “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they existed and were created."

[Psalm 33:1,21] Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!

Praise befits the...

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The Lord Will Fight for You

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14

     If we can truly teach our children the core truth of this verse, we will have given them a vessel that is worthy of all their travels through life, to support...

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Why are My Homeschooling Days So Out of Control!

With 20 years experience as the administrator of Cornerstone Community School, a hybrid homeschool founded by Mario and I, along with two other couples back in 1994, I have definitely heard and experienced my share of homeschooling questions....

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How To Tame the Tattler

Discovering the Heart of the Matter

Little Jack knows he is not supposed to touch the photo of grandma and grandpa on the family room shelf, but he misses them, and can’t resist taking a hands-on look at them.  Ellie, Jack’s big...

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Five Activity Stations for Family Peace

I remember a phrase that used to come to mind whenever I felt my day was out of control (or should I say… my kids were out of control. Lol). I would think, “Here we go! It’s the tail that wagged the dog!!”  I knew I...

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The Blessing Hunt
Have you taken your kids on a Blessing Hunt?

In our busy, let’s face it… chaotic lives, we too often forget to redeem the moments and help our children to focus on what is good.  We speed through life too quickly, grabbing our...

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Confusing Commands:
When Obedience Doesn't Make Sense

I’m certain you’ve noticed in our confusing culture that we all are having a harder time than ever choosing obedience.  And so… how do we teach our children obedience?  As the culture...

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Training Hearts Articles

download and indulge in an article designed to encourage you biblically and practically as a parent.  

Where's the Joy?

5 Steps to Restore Your Joy

Encourage me!

Fathering By the Book

A Biblical Approach to the Father's Role

Calling all dads!

Love for Extended Family with Problems

If you worry about bringing your kids into family gatherings, download and read!

How do I manage?

Discovering Related Consequences

Understanding why and how to consistently apply correction

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