Level One

"Obey me." "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." - Ephesians 6:1 As I write this, a toddler is exploring the world outside the window of the coffee shop. His mother watches from her spot on the bench as he delightedly careers around the atrium. A sudden motion caught my attention…Read more Level One


5 Levels of Parenting

Several times over the years, Rob had mentioned five categories or 'levels' of parenting he saw among the families in his counseling office. That intrigued me. I wanted to know what level I was on! And then again maybe I didn't. It didn't matter because, since we were too busy actually parenting to stop and…Read more 5 Levels of Parenting

Homeschooling the Strong-Willed Child

When our firstborn, Robert, was seven years old he still wouldn't read. I say wouldn't instead of couldn't because I knew he had mastered all the component skills of reading. He learned the letters of the alphabet when he was two, and their sounds by age three. At four he could sound out many simple words, and by five…Read more Homeschooling the Strong-Willed Child