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Name-Calling 2: Nicknames and Teasing
Name-calling and unkind teasing are a common part of childhood. At some time or another, we’ve all been picked on … or took cheap shots at somebody else. God takes it seriously and we should, too! Jesus made a point of how we speak to one another in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:22)…
Name-Calling – No Big Deal, or Big Deal?
Do you remember the first time somebody called you a bad name, and a well-meaning parent or teacher told you to brush it off, saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”? Did it work? Actually, our experience is that a playground scuffle wears off pretty quickly. A verbal…
Veteran’s Day Subscriber Freebie!
Veteran's Day is one of those holidays everyone has heard of, but few people seem to know much about. This subscriber freebie changes all that... All you need to do is sign up for our encouraging newsletter and you can access our great Veteran's Day Celebration Guide for Families. It has links to songs, recipes, and…
A New Writing Curriculum for Elementary Students
Congratulations to Erica of Arizona! Rachael and Davis Carman, owners of Apologia, have been friends of ours for many years and we just couldn't be happier to see all the new products they are releasing! The latest giveaway in our new website celebration is a two book set of their brand new Writers in Residence…
Celebrating our New Website!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jodi from Vermont, who won the Apologia American Literature set! We are delighted to be launching our new website! Our eldest son, John Calvin Young, has been working on it for a long time - to make it more mobile-friendly, easier to use, and more attractive. He's a developer for RoleModel Software and…