June 2

The Courses We Take

June 2, 2017

Parenting

After intimately interviewing thousands of people, I have learned that most people take courses in the following—mostly at school:

Simple math
Algebra
History
English
Other languages
Reading
Chemistry
Physics
Political science
And much more

Far fewer kids are taught courses—mostly at home in the following, to mention a few:

Housekeeping
Woodworking
Scriptures
Moral behavior
Legal behavior, to avoid the risks of criminal activity
How to be obedient and convenient
How to please the people around us

But I can’t count ten people who were taught courses in:

The causes of human behavior
Why we become afraid, and what we can do about it
The effects of anger in our lives
How we can resolve conflicts with siblings, parents, and others
How to be in a loving relationship

In short, most kids grow up in a house or other dwelling—with the ancillary support of schools—but they were not raised in a true home. Parents cover their children with a roof, send them to school, feed them, take them to the doctor, change their diapers, and all the things that constitute minimum physical care, but they do not teach them the courses in Life. Schools do not teach Life either. So children grow up with the rudiments of survival, but they do not know how to live.

In the absence of Life courses, kids are destined to lives of confusion, frustration, fear, and pain. We must do more than we are. To be sure, our children need to be fed. Sometimes they need to learn algebra, even though rarely will they ever use it in real life. But they ALL need extensive training in Life, and they’re not getting it. We must remedy this glaring deficiency, or the price will continue to be unspeakable.

Want to learn more?

Teach your children how to live a full and happy LIFE.

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