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Screentime — Laurie, why do you keep harping on this subject?

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

How do you deal with a husband who comes home from work every day and sits in front of a screen till he goes to bed? He watches the news all day, plays video games, or stares at his phone — he is seriously addicted to screens. I’ve tried for 10 years straight talking to […]

Sit By Me, Mom

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Is it necessary for my child to do all his schoolwork on his own? I sit on the couch with my 10-year-old son and help him with the introduction to his assignments. For example, with his math lessons, I go through the lesson with him (takes us five minutes), and then I’m off and he […]

Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

Is it too late for a 40-something-year-old?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) — Old Woman Reading a Lectionary I would like to know if you think it is too late for a 40-something-aged individual to learn how to learn? I just heard about the Trivium and thought I would look it up and found you. Where would you recommend that I start if I’m […]

What the Bible says about the role of wives and why I disagree with the Pearls

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Can you clarify specifically what counsel and religious views of the Pearls that you disagree with? Emily G. Doug Wilson outlines the theological views of the Pearls. Tim Challies writes about the theological and training issues. This blog post is about submission vs enabling. Typically, when we talk about the role of wives, we quote […]

How would you answer this? Is it too late for John?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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 […]

How would you answer this?

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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How would you answer this?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

We just got this email in. What advice would you give James? James asked, “We’re going into the 3rd month of pre-k (at school), and Rowan (my 4-year-old) is still throwing a fit to leave us. Today he was pretty forceful in saying he doesn’t want to go to school. He actually got away from […]

More on video games

Monday, March 18th, 2013

I wanted to post a bit more on the video game question. The same applies to any screen-type activity. This article by Deborah Scott gets to the heart of the issue. A Confession. For a fleeting moment one morning I thought, “You know, if I just used the internet as a reward, I could get […]

We have allowed video games into our home

Friday, March 8th, 2013

How would you answer this — specifically the video game concern she has? ————————- I have always homeschooled our two sons, who are now the ages of 14 and 16. Sadly, I am starting out extremely late in classical education, and I feel there is so much ground to cover. I am writing in hopes […]


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