Keeping An Eye on Competitive Sports

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Over the years, our six boys tried basketball, soccer, baseball, and finally football – which is where most of them settled in. Along the way we learned a few things that make a big difference in the experience for your kids and for the whole family. First, understand sports and competition are not un-Christian! Paul…
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What Age Is Best For Boys To Start Sports?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We live in North Carolina, just an hour and a half from Duke, UNC, and N.C. State. If I say “March,” you say, “Madness.” It’s time for the NCAA basketball playoffs, so it’s only seasonable to mix our metaphors and kick off our “Wondering Wednesdays” with a question we received a few days ago: Q….
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So, do your guys play sports?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Yes, they do. We keep it to one team sport a year — We need to have a life other than sports! — but we just love that our guys play football for the Homeschool Football League. Football seems to be a sport that our guys are good at and we love the spirit and principle…
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Waiting for the Weekend?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Ah, the weekend’s finally here.  Looking forward to the weekend is such an institution, even officially-atheist nations like China shut down for Sunday.  Here in America, Saturday’s time to catch up on some yardwork, maybe wash the car, but then it’s time to play.  Sometimes it seems like the weekend is our goal line for all the…
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“If you only read one book about raising boys…”

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

A new review this morning! From Wendy & her Lost Boys, by Angie, a mother of five boys: As I mentioned last week, I’ve been reading Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young. I finished it yesterday, and plan to read it again after Larry gets a turn. Put…
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Sharon White of Legacy of Home says Raising Real Men, “packed with brilliant insights.”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

How do you raise boys? This question often comes up in homeschooling circles. We have plenty of resources to raise our daughters – home economic kits, great fiction, aprons, and homemaking magazines. However, there are few serious tools to help parents in the herculean task of training sons. Until now…………… Hal and Melanie Young have…
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