Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stress Management, Classical Music, and Rossini

Dinner Topics for Thursday Listen to Famous William Tell Overture From Wikipedia Gioachino Antonio Rossini [1] (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music. His best-known operas include

Classical Music, William Tell, and Rossini

Dinner Topics for Thursday

Gioachino Antonio Rossini [1] (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music,

listen to famous William Tell Overture

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Character Education, Literature and Quotations

Dinner Topics for Wednesday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a great American writer. He was criticized for using European style, but in terms of good character education, English literature has always been superior to American literature.  The same goes for music.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Christian Parenting, Ten Commandments, and Les Miserables

Dinner Topics for Tuesday Written, Not with Ink *Teaching about the Atonement And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophesies, that our children may

Parenting and Safety vs. Gender “Rights”

The Case for Homeschooling Parents will experience more and more safety-threatening situations as militant educators force their immoral lifestyles into schools. Parents seeking the best interest of their children will find the options of private schools or homeschooling increasingly appealing.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scout: BSA and Baden Powell

Monday Dinner Topics From Wikipedia Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell 22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout

Friday, February 22, 2013

Abortion, Violence, and Pro-Life

National Pro-Life Alliance: Stop the Death and Violence of Abortion I had the pleasure of seeing the sonogram of my friend’s baby when it was only a few weeks old. How awesome and heart-warming to see the facial features and

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

America: Ancient Timeline, and Pride

Dinner Topics for Wednesday History Contains Keys to Survival If you read history looking for patterns, it can be a window to the future. ~C.A. Davidson Character Education in “Byte-size” Dinner Topics—Transmit the epic stories of history to the next

Saturday, February 16, 2013

George Washington Birthday, Book Review, and Free Download

Dinner Topics for Monday Character Education was important to George Washington; he worked hard on it himself. Try this award-winning Epic Stories for Character Education in “Byte-size” Dinner Topics. Keep our precious Judeo-Christian traditions alive! It’s as easy as eating

Thursday, February 14, 2013

U.S. Constitution, President Obama, Obamacare, and your State

Action Big Alert How to Protect your State from Obamacare By voting with the tyrannical Obama administration, Congress is depriving us of our representation. It is time for us as citizens to act by writing to our state governments. This

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine’s Day and Christian Marriage

Dinner Topics for Valentine’s Day My, how ironic! History repeats itself! Saint Valentine was persecuted by the Roman government, and eventually martyred, because he performed marriages and ministered to Christians. Who would have thought that those Christians who promote traditional

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

U.S. Constitution, Definitions, Liberty, and Natural Law

Dinner Topics for Wednesday Say unto them, except they repent the Lord God will destroy them. For behold, they do study at this time that they may destroy the liberty of thy people. ~Alma 8:17   We are at a

Monday, February 11, 2013

Movie Reviews, Lincoln, and Gettysburg Address

Lincoln: The Movie Director Stephen Spielberg delivered a mixed bag with his hit movie Lincoln (PG-13). AFA staffers who saw the movie were stunned by the proliferation of profane and obscene language. Ted Baehr’s MovieGuide said the film included a

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Current Events: Bible Study, Abstinence, and Christian vs. muslim

Abstinence: more teens are buying it because it’s best Teenagers are more likely to remain sexually abstinent than they were 20 years ago, according to the latest statistics released by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Christian Dinner Topics: Free Download

 Dinner Topics: Dinner Talk, the Universal Parable FREE DOWNLOAD Everyone wants to strengthen moral character and values in their families, but how do you find time in your busy schedule? We make it easy for you! FREE download in honor

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Action Big Alert: Obamacare Warning

Warn your State to stand strong for Liberty—Don’t Cave to Obamacare Pressure This past March, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer wrote that ObamaCare was,

Constitution, First Amendment, and Freedom of Religion

Dinner Topics for Thursday Religious liberty in a secular age By Ed Vitagliano Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C. at the age of 32, after conquering Persia, Egypt and much of India in less than 10 years. Without a

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Parenting: Teaching Respect

Dinner Topics for Wednesday Teaching Respect Richard and Linda Eyre Part 1: By Objective (Be sure to check out the good ideas here)Parenting Value: Respect Methods Respect for life, for property, for parents, for elders, for nature, and for the

Parenting Value: Respect

Respect for life, for property, for parents, for elders, for nature, and for the beliefs and rights of others. Courtesy, politeness, and manners. Self-respect and the avoidance of self-criticism.

The importance of and basic necessity for respect are self-evident. Respect is the basis and foundation (and often the motivation) for several of the other basic values of life. Children who learn both to implement and to understand the principle of respect will be better members of society, better friends, and better leaders.

The teaching of respect is an interesting and somewhat difficult proposition. The main thing to remember is that respect isn't given consistently unless it is received. We need first to respect our children (in terms of how we speak to them and how we treat them) and then to absolutely demand that they show respect for us in return. The respect they receive in the home will be the basis for their own self-respect; and the respect they learn to show in the home (to family members) will be the foundation on which to build respect for others outside the home.

General Guidelines
Teach by your own examples. Show respectful behavior. As always, example is the best teacher. During this month be ever-conscious of respect. Let your children see and hear you being concerned for the property and rights of others, assisting the elderly, caring for nature, being polite in all situations and showing self-respect in terms of how you look and how you speak of yourself. 

Extend respect and then expect respect. Create the proper climate for respect in your own home. We often speak to and deal with our children with less respect than we show to strangers. We treat them as though they have no rights an deserve no explanations. We say "because I said so" and we give them no benefit of the doubt and assume they are guilty until proven innocent. 

We need to change this, even if it requires imagining that they are strangers and speaking to them accordingly. Use the words "please" and "thank you" more. Ask them whenever possible instead of telling them. Ask for their advice or input on things. Respect their opinions. 

Once we make this effort, we are in a position to expect (even demand) respect in return. Make it clear that respect includes tone of voice as well as manners. This expectation must be consistent and repetitive. Simply do not allow disrespect in your home. 

Give plenty of praise and recognition. Reinforce respectful behavior and encourage its repetition. Make up your mind to watch for opportunities to praise courtesy and politeness during the month. Catch them doing something right and make a big deal of it. Praise them in front of other family members -- and then try to remember to praise them privately, one on one, later the same day. 

Give them a chance to correct themselves by saying "Let's start over." This is a good method to correct disrespectful behavior in a positive way. Establish the pattern (and the habit, in connection with consistently not allowing disrespect in the home) of saying, "Let's start over." When a disrespectful answer is given, when someone fails to say "please" or "thank you," say "Let's start over." Then repeat the situation, letting the child do it right. Do this with children of all ages. And when necessary, say, "Let's start over" for yourself and then repeat your own statement or behavior in a more respectful way.

Review the activities and stories that go along with this months value. Make sure everyone in your family understands the value so they can see how they can apply it in their own lives and situations.

Talk about the Monthly Value every morning and remind your family to look for opportunities to use the value throughout the day. They may also observe how others don't understand the value. Get your children to share their experience with the value each day at the dinner table or before you go to bed. Be sure to share your experience each day as well. It will help your children know that you are thinking about the value too.

Monday, February 4, 2013

History: A Treasure of Adventure and Heroes

Dinner Topics for Tuesday A Treasury of Epic Stories: Making History Exciting and Relevant   DINNER TOPIC: How do you make history exciting and relevant? We have before us the splendid adventure of exploring with our families the vast treasure

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dinner Theme and Newsletter: History Topics

Dear Valued Readers, Welcome to my new monthly newsletter. As time goes on, and our traditional values become increasingly at risk, I will look forward to working with you to restore Judeo-Christian values for our families and our posterity. Our

Action Big Alert: Stand with BSA

Action Big Alert: Stand with Boy Scouts of America In response to a massive petition delivery by pro-homosexual activists said to include 275,000 citizens, Grassfire Nation officials are moving to counter this effort by mobilizing at least as many who