10 Tips for Parents of a Struggling Reader (Part 1 of a 2-Part Series) Few things in life are as heart wrenching for a parent as watching their child struggle with reading. Although challenges with reading are common (the International Dyslexia Association states that as many as 15% of the population struggles with some form of dyslexia), the challenges that go hand-in-hand with struggling readers can be enormous. If you are a parent of a struggling reader, please know that… Read more

3 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend a Homeschool Conference While many educators around the nation are beginning to wrap up their plans for the academic year, homeschooling families are already looking ahead. Spring is the season for home education conferences – and these conferences are of tremendous value to all parents – whether you homeschool or not! Following are three reasons why you should attend a conference near you: Continuing education In many professional fields, continuing education is a requirement…. Read more

Kathy died I read the e-mail and the accompanying obituary in complete confusion. How is this possible? I wondered. I just simply could not comprehend what I was reading. It could have been the fact that I had been sick, lying in bed for the fourth day in a row with fever, low blood counts, and aches and pains all over. Yet, I just could not seem to make sense of the words on the page. How could Kathy* have… Read more

10 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series) In Part 1 of this 2-Part article, we discussed the first four of ten tips for parents of struggling readers. In this article, we will tackle the remaining tips. As a refresher, we have looked at the following recommendations: 1.Pray. 2.Become the expert. (Be sure to visit the websites that are listed in this article!) 3. Don’t panic 4. Advocate for your child – while teaching them… Read more

My Son Was a Drug Addict  At a recent conference this past summer, a guest speaker (the superintendent for a public-school district in a neighboring state and a parent of 2 grown children) joined our afternoon session. After giving us much valuable information, he paused and said that he felt compelled to share with us an important message. It was then that he displayed a picture of his twenty-something year old son. “My son,” the superintendent explained, “became addicted to… Read more

In history books many years from now, the 21st century will likely be known for its most significant crisis. That calamity is not related to terrorism, political discord, or economic uncertainty. While these are sobering problems of our day, they are not the most significant. The most critical crisis currently facing our time is a crisis of the family. Easter is a time of resurrection and new birth. Easter is also a time of hope. Many families today are in… Read more

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