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For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School (Child-Life Book) Paperback – September 1, 1984
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Last night I picked up the book to read a snippet before falling asleep. I just let the book open where it may and it opened right where I needed it -- on a page that explains how a mother might discipline her unmotivated (lazy?) child without demeaning him. She should encourage him, saying, "I know you can do this. You did ___." (and there she gives an example of a time when he did something to completion).
As another reviewer mentioned, this book is not a book for only homeschoolers. It is written for teachers and for parents.
Some quotes that I underlined in my copy:
"Excellence is a habit." pg. 37
"The adult, whether teacher or parent, has to be able to enjoy and understand what he or she is reading with the children." pg. 39
"In the Bible, the result of wrongdoing was usually related to the offense." pg. 45
"If you expect what is good, and are not shocked by the reality of the faltering footsteps toward it, you will be well on the way to leading." pg. 51
"Children obey best when their lives are as fully satisfying as possible. If minds are interested, skills are being learned, loving relationships are enjoyed, creativity is encouraged, beauty in art, nature, and music are appreciated, hours are spent in free play - why these children will be well on their way to having their sinful natures put in the back seat!" pg. 55
(she goes on to say why -- it's because "sinful natures expand like a malignancy with boredom, loneliness, passivity, tiredness, etc.")
"Our first concern is to open the door to the knowledge of God." pg. 92
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