What Do You Mean I Need to Teach My Child to Read???

Schools are opening. Or they are not. In many districts, parents simply don’t know what will happen. Meanwhile, we are being assaulted by articles telling us of the decades-long consequences that will affect different age groups if they do not get back in the classroom. College-aged students will see a lifelong lessening of earning power …

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Vaccine Development: Seeking Poets?

My husband and I were discussing whether the production of pharmaceuticals and other vital commodities would move back to the United States from China. He brought up an angle that had eluded me. “We aren’t raising enough people with the education and ability to produce many of these things,” he said. “To make matters worse, …

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Balancing Home, Work and School

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Many of us are trying to figure out a new normal as we balance work from home and school at home.  There is a struggle within us—which has priority:  Work or home?  School or home? Leviticus 12 begins with the laws of impurity and purity surrounding childbirth.  …

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School at Home vs. Homeschooling

Now that families are settling into an isolation routine, I thought it worthwhile to distinguish between schooling at home and homeschooling. When my mother was small, she contracted polio. Over the course of her childhood, she spent many months at home recuperating from operations. During that time, the school district regularly sent a teacher to …

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