children

“Still the Same Person”: Edith Schaeffer on Child-Rearing, Beauty-Seeking, Home-Keeping

Ponder-worthy wisdom from Edith Schaeffer’s The Hidden Art of Homemaking: You cannot expect to have a close relationship with a teenager who, after all, is still the same person as the two-year-old you stuck crying into bed, the three-year-old you spanked and shoved aside, the four-year-old you wouldn’t listen to, the five-year-old you never shared …

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The Power of Story: Perfect for Children, Dangerous for Adults

Stories are the most powerful tool for communicating truth. Truth is a logos and idea that must be incarnated for the mind to apprehend it, to contemplate it, and then to incarnate it itself. The classical educator, the parent, the teacher, the mentor, each leads another in the hope that the student, child, or apprentice …

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The Heart of a Child

A child at home with a busy mother learns to be the object of affection without being the object of attention. I don’t know if there is a more important lesson for a child to learn and I don’t know if there is any other context in which it can be learned.