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Interview with Raymond S. Moore

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Homeschool Voices From the Past Excerpt from an interview with Raymond S. Moore in Human Events, September 15, 1984 Q: [Interviewer] I’m quoting you now: “An early start in formal institutionalized schooling deprives children of the free exploration so crucial to the development of genius.” Could you elaborate on that and give specific ways in […]

Training Children to Work

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Letter from a reader: My question to you is — can you please elaborate on children working in the home. At what ages and what types of things did you have your daughters take over in order to learn how to run a household? What can boys do? Any advice or ideas will be greatly […]

Facebook Party on Tuesday

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Facebook party at Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys Tuesday, August 14 from 8-10 PM Eastern. They’ll be giving away some Trivium Pursuit books, plus lots of other books and curricula. I’ll be there part of the time, too. See you then! For more information on this party go here.

Book Review: Your Family God’s Way — Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Your Family God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack What makes a good family? Good theology, regular family worship, separation from the world, modest dressing, listening to good music, going to a Biblical church, homeschooling? All of these things may be good, but none of them, by themselves, are […]

His brain becomes as soft as cheese

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Dear Laurie, My husband and I recently adopted my sixteen-year-old nephew. This is a likable young man who does not get into trouble, is easy-going, and has been raised as a Christian. He has, however, quite possibly the laziest mind I have ever seen. I suspect that when he was being raised, television and videos […]

Communication Time-bomb

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good things happening in the world or in the church or in their family. They are experts at […]

Old Deluder

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Laurie, 
Well, I just want to thank you for taking time out of your busy day and giving me this article Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten!! I feel so much better. To be honest, this is very close to what I have been doing with my son already. I’m not too sure on […]

John G. Paton — Missionary to the New Hebrides

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Taken from John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides, an autobiography edited by James Paton (published by The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994, Carlisle, PA). This passage describes John’s departure for Glasgow to begin his missionary internship. My dear father walked with me the first six miles of the way. His counsels and tears […]

How We Send Emotional Messages by Ernst Beier

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This excerpt was taken from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack. In an article entitled “How We Send Emotional Messages,” Ernst Beier graphically illustrates how easily we can mistake the messages people are conveying nonverbally. We asked several people to act out six different moods on […]

Regarding Socialization

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I have faced some opposition to homeschooling from two close friends, as well as from my parents. Do you mind sharing a bit on this topic? Of course, the main objection that my friends and family have to homeschooling is the infamous socialization factor. For instance, my friend and I had lunch on Monday. Our […]

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