In an age that puts so much emphasis on education, are we actually teaching our kids what we value? Are we teaching them the right things, in the right way? Do we understand what our kids need and at what age it is appropriate? In Their Name Is Today, Johann Christopher Arnold addresses these issues from a Christian educator's point of view. Despite all of the hostile forces that may come into play in a child's world, Arnold helps find creative ways to combat these forces and replace them with the love a child needs to overcome them.
Topics such as standardized testing, marketing to children, overuse of technology, glamorization of sex and violence, are ones that threaten our children's innocence and ones Their Name Is Today provides a solution. Every parent has the duty to think about these topics and make positive choices for their children. Our children deserve our fiercest attention to these matters.
Arnold makes the book a joy to read with stories and excerpts that bring feeling and meaning to each subject. The reader is asked to look at themselves and their actions not only the behavior of the child. Each teacher, parent, mentor can make a difference in the life of a child. Every chance we have to do this, we must. We must reclaim the childhood that every child deserves, no matter the circumstance.
"So many features of our "advanced civilization" seem bent on destroying the spirit of childhood. Be it materialism, prescription drugs, standardization, technological devices or the debased sensationalism that passes for entertainment, all if it harms children. Once it is lost, it cannot be replaced. All the more, it must be guarded as a treasure which no one has the right to destroy." Johann Christopher Arnold
I received this book from Handlebar for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
It’s Back to School season, and Cheerios and the Florida
Department of Citrus want to make sure you’re preparing your kids for their day
with a nutritious and energizing breakfast that helps start their day
Cheerios are available in a range of flavors the whole family loves, from the original Cheerios in the yellow box, to Honey Nut Cheerios, to fun flavors like Dulce de Leche and Fruity, and new Cheerios Protein, available in two irresistible flavors: Cinnamon Almond and Oats & Honey. All Cheerios are made with whole grain first ingredient, and do not have high fructose corn syrup.
And for the perfect Back to School breakfast combination, pair Cheerios with 100% Florida Orange Juice -- an excellent source of vitamin C, providing at least 100% of the Daily Value. A delicious 8-ounce glass of 100% Florida orange juice is also a good source of potassium and other vitamins like folate and thiamin. And as a complement to whole fruit, drinking an 8-ounce glass of 100% Florida orange juice is an easy and refreshing way to add more fruit servings to your mornings.
My girls are big fans of Honey Nut Cheerios. They eat them for breakfasts and snacks and even for dinner if they choose not to eat what is prepared. That's my dinner rule. I won't make you something else, but you can have cereal and veggies as a backup. What a combination. A better combination would be Cheerios and 100% Florida Orange Juice!
You can find great Breakfast Savings at Publix on Cheerios and 100% Florida Orange Juice
- Save $2 when you buy any 1 Cheerios 10.9oz or larger AND any 1 100% Florida Orange Juice 59oz or larger” (this sale will include both flavors of Cheerios Protein)
- Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com
to clip and print your coupons. While supplies last.
- $1/2 Cheerios Franchise
Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Betty Crocker and Hershey are teaming up once again for three new products that are sure to get your sweet tooth’s attention!
Featuring classic Hershey varieties like REESE’S Peanut Butter cups and Heath toffee these cookies and dessert bars are sure to be the summertime sweet treat your family will love.
So if you’re looking for a decadent dessert without a lot of fuss, be on the lookout for Betty Crocker Hershey Desserts – available now at Target!
We had to bring dessert to a First Day of School Bash and my daughter wanted to make the REESE'S Dessert Bars. The direction were easy for her to follow with minimal help from me. Don't they look wonderful!!?? They were very well received and gone in a flash. She did add the peanut butter cup minis to them for a special touch.