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Middle School Spiritual Education: The Role of Parents

Middle School Spiritual Education: The Role of Parents

Case Study: Middle School Workshop 2020 “The only constant in life is change”- Heraclitus. The middle school years are a mystery to most, especially for those going through it. While Yoshi Goto, Director of Family Peace Association’s Youth Department, was familiar...

Letting God Work through Me to Touch Others

Letting God Work through Me to Touch Others

S.T. has just come off a year in Family Peace Association's leadership training program. Her summer expereince as a workshop assistant director helped connect the lessons she gained during her training program and leading a purpose driven life everyday - in school, at...

You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate

You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate

School has just started. For our family and many more during the global pandemic, it means online learning – from 9 am to 3 pm. I was already full of reservations, particularly for my son. I know he can’t sit in one place for too long. I’ve had a discussion with every...

Seizing God-given Opportunities and Knowing God’s Heart

Seizing God-given Opportunities and Knowing God’s Heart

Takeaways: When God gives you an opportunity, seize it with all your heart and might. You’ll not regret it. God never gives up on us. Let that motivate you in all that you do M is going into 8th Grade this year. He had some deep realizations during a summer workshop...

WorkPoint System: An Idea for Screen Time

WorkPoint System: An Idea for Screen Time

A common request I hear from parents a lot lately is ideas to offer as alternatives for all the screen time that kids will inevitably ask for. And, to be honest -- it's nice to give kids screen time because it gives them something to do and distracts us from the...

Daily Checklist for Learning and Growing @ Home

Daily Checklist for Learning and Growing @ Home

I never thought I would be home-schooling but it looks like that’s how things will be for the time being. The other day while I was talking with my husband, we recognized there are 4 major areas that are critical for our kids in terms of their everyday overall well-being. (These can be quite helpful for us parents too!)

What About Socialization?: True Education Begins at Home

What About Socialization?: True Education Begins at Home

Kate raised and homeschooled her three children and, over the years, a myriad of neighborhood and community kids throughout multiple local programs, projects and initiatives. A journalist and now filmmaker of the newly released Dancing Joy (now available for rental on...

A Schedule Driven by Goals, Not Time

A Schedule Driven by Goals, Not Time

"Do I have to write a daily diary?” My son looks up from his blank notebook. "No,” I answer.  “I started making you write daily entries because I wanted you to practice writing in Japanese. Can you think of other ways you can do that that you would enjoy more?”  He...

Education for Life Begins in the Family

Education for Life Begins in the Family

Why is Education Important? Even while we take it as a given that we want education for ourselves and for our families, it sometimes becomes lost in the fog of unknowing why education is so important. Why is this important? Why do we need to know why we want to...

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