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More School?

by Ronald A. Rowe September 29th, 2009| Elementary
"President Obama" and "school" have been coupled together in a number of news headlines this month. First, he gave a perfectly harmless, but peculiarly ill-timed, speech to school children about non-controversial topics, such as "staying in school". Then, some knucklehead teacher in New Jersey decided to have her class sing
faith martial arts

An Interesting Way to Get Kids to Look at Religion

by Joe Lawrence September 24th, 2009| Preschool
Danny White with AnointedFighter.com has decided to take the best of two worlds, martial arts and religion,and combined them into a very unique system called ChristJitsu. The lessons and life principles of the Christian faith now have the excitement and recognition system of the martial arts world.

ChristJitsu plays on the
dance money

Middle School Dances: The Teen’s View

by Jacob P. September 22nd, 2009| Teen Perspective, Teens
Tonight, I am going to my middle school's first dance of the year, and I'm so excited. Earlier, I was talking with my mom, and we were talking about what I would consider the dos and don'ts (mainly don'ts) for parents of middle schoolers going to dances, and I decided

The Child’s View on Parenting

by Ronald A. Rowe September 17th, 2009| Elementary
Parenting is the greatest job in the world, no doubt about it. As we the parents blog and talk and debate about parenting, what do the kids think? Isn't a vital part of parenting listening and responding to our children? Or is that just my cheesy rationale for letting my
Autumn bdays

Autumn Birthday Parties

by Louise September 15th, 2009| Elementary
Do you have a child with a birthday that falls in the autumn? Here are some party ideas that work wonderfully in the autumn for many ages:

Pumpkin picking and decorating: Get a few parents to help you carpool the children to a nearby farm. Then, let them each pick out
any day pancakes

Back to School…

by Jacob P. September 10th, 2009| Elementary, Preschool, Teen Perspective, Teens
That's right, the dreaded time of year has arrived for most American students! With this comes panic, fatigue, and suffering. So, in order to keep you from quarantining your child or wallet, I've made a teen'sback to school survival guide for you, the parent.

  • Don't buy school supplies in advance: Almost
inspire tomorrow

Teaching the Right Values to Tots

by Joe Lawrence September 8th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Teen Perspective
As parents we teach our children values on which to base their lives. Basically, we are programming their minds to operate in the real world. Are we simply reteaching the values taught to us by our parents or ones that we adopted throughout the years?

In my book, Inspire Tomorrow, I

The Jaycee Lee Dugard Story

by Gumer Liston September 3rd, 2009| Helpful Hints
The Jaycee Lee Dugard story caught the world off-guard when it suddenly burst into the open, hitting every parent smack on the face with the harrowing thought of how unsafe the world could be for our children. The thought of having one's child snatched by some deranged individual and kept
Sam 1st day of 5th grade

Parenting Through Change

by Ronald A. Rowe September 1st, 2009| Elementary
Times of transition can be rough on all of us. But for the little ones, it can be particularly devastating. Whether it's a move to a new house or changing to a new school or even dealing with new neighbors, kids will feel the change acutely.

Sometimes things have to change.