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iGen: Understanding the Next Generation
Jean Twenge, iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood* (*and What That Means for the Rest of Us) (New York: Atria Books, 2017) Review by Hal Young Cultural changes tend to be gradual, incremental things, says Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology who studies generational…
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video
Despite some early reviews, I was pretty excited to check out the new Amazon Prime Original series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. You see, I love Tom Clancy. Clancy is one of those authors that stands at the very top of an entire genre. A former insurance agent, his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, was unexpectedly picked…
Reasons to Homeschool
Five Reasons to be Glad That You Didn’t Drop off the Kids at School
It's that time of year when your social media feed fills up with pictures of cute children wearing shiny new backpacks and carrying shiny new lunch boxes and looking oh so happy. First-day-of-school pictures can make you question your plans to homeschool, particularly if you're new to it or you had a hard year last…
Giveaway: Flippers
Flippers is a moving book by a young friend of ours. Asa Tittle is a bright seven-year-old homeschooler who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. On April 27th, 2014, the Tittle home was destroyed by an EF4 tornado, killing Asa’s father Rob and his two sisters Tori and Rebekah. Asa learned to process his grief through…
Giveaway: The Organized Homeschool Life
The Organized Homeschool Life book is a practical guide for achieving homeschool success, even if you’re not naturally organized. As you complete the weekly challenges, you will save time and money so you can enjoy teaching your children. The Organized Homeschool Life provides you with: -Short, daily missions that don’t feel like a burden -Help with…
Giveaway: Boot Camp 9-12 Masterclass for Parents
The preteen years are some of the most challenging of all for both parents and children. Boot Camp 9-12 gives you what you need to handle it in a godly way and personal access to Hal & Melanie to ask questions in the live sessions. Now for parents of boys and girls! Do you ever wish you…
Giveaway: DashFire Man
We're an entrepreneurial family, so we get pretty excited when our progeny start their own businesses. Some of you may have heard our son Sam speak at conferences about his struggle with dyslexia. He's at college now, studying entrepreneurship, and working with the college's venture lab to get his business ideas translated into actual businesses.…
Giveaway: Philosophy Adventure
Can you imagine a philosophy curriculum that was as enjoyable as reading a magazine? That's Philosophy Adventure! Our teens loved it! Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.…
Giveaway: Mama’s Refill membership
  A full year's access to all Doorposts Bible studies Busy moms will be refreshed and encouraged by Pam Forster's 10-minute-a-day Bible studies. She'll even help you make time to study! Enjoy one full year of access to all existing Bible studies plus any new ones in 2018 Track your progress with our online course system…
Giveaway: Brinkman Adventures
Our kids love the Brinkman Adventures! Brinkman Adventures is an exciting radio show that tells true, modern, missionary stories through the fictional Brinkman family.  Each twenty-six minute episode contains a Biblical theme, lesson, and compelling drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Using modern sound effects, original music, and superb writing, Brinkman Adventures are…