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Spare the Rod – Harper’s Bazar (1867)

From the November 23. 1867 edition of Harper’s Bazar, pg. 50: Spare the Rod “Spare the rod, and spoil the child,” says Solomon, which the severe interpret to mean literally the laying on of the birch, the rattan, and the … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 8: Breaking a lamb’s leg

Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: Suppose one of … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 7: You must hate your parents!

A while back, someone made the following comment: How people, who should know better, who where raised in serious christian families, try to construct their life into being a victim of their ‘bad’ or ‘afouled’ parents and their ‘bad’ view … Continue reading

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When Kids Have Big Feelings

I think I’ve finally arrived as a parent. Marigold told me, “I hate you!” yesterday. Most people really struggle with that. Who wants to hear those words come out of their child’s mouth? What an awful thing to say! But … Continue reading

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Adhesive: Life part 2

Or, Greenegem Revisits the E.R. So the LAST thing I ever wanted to do was end up back in the emergency room, but do so I did… When I wrote the last post I was having some mild pain, but it … Continue reading

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Guiding with a rod

I had the opportunity the other day to experience what it’s like to use a real rod for guidance. My two toddlers and I had been to the beach and found ourselves some beautiful pieces of driftwood that we decided … Continue reading

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Dobson.  Tripp.  Ezzo.  Pearl.  When I hear these names, I think of self-proclaimed parenting gurus.  They say they have the perfect formula to churn out the perfect child.  If you simply follow their plan, you’ll raise perfectly behaved, perfectly Godly, … Continue reading

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The Teen

Audrey is 15.  She just celebrated her birthday and is looking forward to obtaining her driver’s permit.  I can’t believe my *baby* is only three years away from being an adult.  In one way it is “She is only three … Continue reading

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Dealing With Anger

Michelle asked for tips on controlling our tempers. This is an area I struggle in a lot, and I don’t really feel qualified to answer the question, as I fail so often. But I have improved a little over the … Continue reading

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Writing Home… part one

Have you heard the saying, ‘act in haste; repent at leisure’? While it had been good for ‘me’ to get all of my huge emotions out on paper, the exercise had not resulted in anything action-worthy. I guess I have … Continue reading

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