MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

What Is Your Parenting Focused Upon?

June 8th, 2015 Viewed 924 times

windowslivewriterthepointisweareourchildrensparents-bdc8kidslisteningtomusic4.jpgJess Connell focuses on us parents like a laser in her post Is Your Parenting Focused on the wrong things?

Rather, I fear that too many moms of our generation “major” on these controversial, blood-pressure-raising, attention-getting second- or third-tier issues, while missing the basics:
  • character development
  • obedience
  • the day-in-day-out business of RAISING ENJOYABLE, CHEERFUL, KIND CHILDREN who are growing in their understanding of God and the world He has made.

Moms who fall into this trap are focused on the side-issues but missing the major things.

This applies to dads as well.  How invested are we in raising the next generation of God worshipers instead of living for self?  We need to be very careful with the lives that are entrusted to us– one dad tried to shame his daughter and ended up losing her.  Obviously this is not the way to parent.

Creation and Child Labor

March 18th, 2011 Viewed 2180 times
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Second day of computer classes (Photo credit: LShave)

In the article When Republicans win, Children Lose at Nuts and Dolts, the author gets it wrong on two key issues.

Child Labor

State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-MO) proposed a piece of legislation that would have repealed child labor regulations, and according to the author, this is a reason to celebrate:

There are so many reasons that this is bad policy and so many much better ways to teach children a work ethic.  The reason child labor regulations came to be is because children were exploited.  Employment meant poor working conditions, minimal pay and insane work hours. The absence of regulation as proposed by Senator Cunningham, means that young children could be forced to work instead of going to school.

In terms of teaching children a good work ethic, again, there are much better ways then going back to the days of Oliver Twist. Young children can learn a good work ethic through developing good study habits.  For young children, school should be their job.  If the question is learning the value of a dollar, again, current labor laws make it possible for children to learn this lesson.

The Solution to The Public School Problem

July 1st, 2010 Viewed 2106 times

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Anyone can take a shot at the public school system.  They take in tons of money, have multiple layers of bureaucracy, they pass people that cannot read or write, and then they say the solution is more money.  It’s the definition of insanity1.


  1. Insanity (n): Doing something over and over again expecting a different result []

Throwing Money at Education Isn’t Working

June 30th, 2010 Viewed 2384 times

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Why is it that a stay at home mother who pays $1000 or less for a curriculum’s worth of books, $15 to join an area group for sports, recreation and activities, and spends $100 for a sport and then pays school taxes for services that they can’t take advantage of (instead of getting paid by the government) can end up training children that have great academics and are an asset to our community, but New York state can spend $7,642 per pupil with the average teacher salary of $46, 800 and can graduate students that cannot read? [Education Backgrounder]

So, Who Is Responsible For the Children?

April 8th, 2010 Viewed 1800 times

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Where our country and our world is going can easily be seen in what is being taught to our children.  The Roman Catholic’s knew it.  The Marxists knew it.  Plato knew it.  The Pro-Life movement knows it.

What children are taught and who should be doing the teaching is, therefore, a big issue.

New 4th Period Teacher: President Obama

September 4th, 2009 Viewed 2377 times

Obama Walks

It’s not the first time that a President has addressed public school kids.  When President George W. Bush was in office he addressed public school children from a high school setting, encouraging them to study hard and get good grades.

The message isn’t all bad.  We have sports stars, actors, and other people on the television and in print ads encouraging children to do their best.

So what has everyone so riled up about President Obama addressing children this time?1

I believe that it’s the current political climate, the idea that the schools are supposed to be under state/local jurisdiction, and the fact that it is a closed environment.


  1. Some Parents Oppose Obama School Speech []

Why Abstinence Based Education is Important

June 25th, 2009 Viewed 1789 times, 1 so far today

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For the longest time the left has used the education system to attempt to hijack the next generation’s beliefs on numerous social issues.  Using the pulpit of the school teacher’s classroom, the public school system espouses the values of the Secular Humanist, knowing that if they are patient, the seed that they are planting every day will bring forth fruit.

And in most cases it has paid off well for them.

How Does $1 a Day Sound?

June 24th, 2009 Viewed 1957 times

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A program in Greensboro, NC has added a financial incentive to keeping pure— $1 a day for ever day that they keep from getting pregnant.

Brown said she hopes the program, which pays $1 each day to 12-to-18-year-old girls, will keep them from getting pregnant. In addition to remaining pregnancy-free, the girls must also attend weekly meetings.

The program is funded by a four-year grant from the state.

Is There a Benefit to Equality in Education?

November 28th, 2007 Viewed 8861 times

Bright Smiles A few weeks ago we talked about Morality in education using as a springboard the whole topic of homosexuality in the public school system. Core to the premise that the school is a proper place to teach right and wrong is the concept that the children belong to the state, not to the parents.

What’s strange is the parallels between this concept of “it takes a village” to raise children and Plato’s Republic. Two portions of Plato’s Republic I find scary (especially when you consider that Plato is thought to have lived between 427 and 347 BC).

A Christian Home Schooled

November 9th, 2006 Viewed 1595 times, 1 so far today

Studying Late

We’ve come full circle from the earliest days of education.  Parents, not governments, are responsible for providing education for their children.  It was given to parents to teach all sorts of things all throughout history– which is not to say that the parent did not have help of some teachers of specific fields– but parents used to be the only source of education for a student.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.