In the Beginning

This is another one of the books that has been sitting on my desk for longer than it should have. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org A few times a year our Sunday School teacher would sit us down and have us open our Bibles to Genesis and we would read … Continue reading In the Beginning

Each Mind a Kingdom

I know I said I was going on hiatus this summer, but this book was too good not to share before I get back into a regular posting routine again! This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org I was first introduced to  Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and … Continue reading Each Mind a Kingdom

Parenting Beyond Our Past: A Resource Guide

Very glad to have found this resource guide! I’ve already read How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry and found them to be helpful. Look forward to exploring the other things listed as well!

Homeschoolers Anonymous

Simple Things

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“Train up a child in the way he should go……”

I have yet to meet a religious homeschooler who can’t finish that scripture from memory. If you’re like me, you grew up in a very authoritarian, punitive family environment. Punishment and pain, both physical and emotional, were believed to be the best means to teach a child “the way he should go”. Spanking and instant, cheerful obedience to authority were the norm, with many other kinds of punishments used as retribution for a child’s wrong-doing. Parents were the ultimate authority, and children had no choice but to obey or be punished, sometimes very harshly. I honestly didn’t know there were any other ways to parent. Either you spanked and “trained” your children, or you let them run wild and that meant you didn’t love them.

We were the generation influenced by “child training” teachers like the

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Thoughts On The End

Everyone should read this post. Yes, this is an uncomfortable topic, but it is very important, and Emerging Gently has done an excellent job handling the subject!

Emerging Gently

I’ve recently had a dialogue with a reader regarding a recent post. My friend is a Christian Scientist, while I, obviously, am not. The discussion centred somewhat around end-of-life issues, and it’s prompted me to think about this rather uncomfortable subject.

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Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science

For a more comprehensive overview of damage caused Christian Science treatment and religious exemptions, please see  Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD), which has a list of situations where Christian Science (among others) has fought for religious exemptions, often with fatal consequences. http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=171 http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=200 More from CHILD on Religious Exemptions From Parental Duties Of Care Christian Science is quite … Continue reading Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science