Sunday, June 26, 2005


One more thing regarding rearing children: If possible homeschool them. You remove them from bad peer pressure and liberal indoctrinization. Not that all schools are places of liberal indoctrinization. Even an excellent Catholic school can have negative peer pressure though. But more importantly you get to be with them! You only have them for a few short years. Two of my 4 are gone to college and the other two will be gone in the next 3 years. But even more important is you love them more than anyone else, you have their best interests in mind, their eternal salvation.

An interesting homeschool

I just want to share this site (below link). This man's wife died so he had to homeschool his seven kids. The first link is his rules, the second link is the home page. He sells a curriculum now although he didn't use one. I think it's basically books on CD or MP3. I'm not advocating buying it. There is just some thought provoking articles at the site. There is also a talk somewhere at his site that is around 45 minutes long that is very interesting. His rules are:
1. There is no television in our home.
2. The children do not eat sugar
3. Formal school work occupies about five hours each day
4. Those five hours each day are the most productive hours
5. The children were taught to read with the phonetic system
6. The books we accumulated are essential to the curriculum.
7. Working about 30 math problems first thing every day.
8. Each child writes a one page essay.The remainder of the five hours is spent in reading history and science texts.
9. Freshman and sophomore college physics and chemistry
He goes into detail on each of these rules at the link below.

moms for kids

I guess I'm going to join the blogger's of the world. I'll start by explaining my title. They rejected my first three ideas. This title is mostly to express my pro-life sentiment. I feel such sorrow for those people brain-washed into not wanting children. The media portrays children as brats. They only turn out bratty if you let them. If you love them they will love you. If you're loving they will be loving. Be how you want them to be and then you and they will turn out good. And say you're sorry when you mess up. Everybody messes up. With the grace of God all things are possible. Pray for your children, especially ask the Blessed Mother's intercession, as it is a sure help.

Some things I will write about are: health, nutrition, politics, homeschooling and faith.