Talking to Kids about the Birds and the Bees without Destroying their Innocence (Japan)

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Remember that movie What About Bob? with the super-controlling dad who was trying to teach his son how to dive and the anger he felt when Bob came along and did a better job? I really feel this is the boat a lot of Christians are in when it comes to talking to their kids about sex. Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Just Leave the TV On with Kids Around (Japan)

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Did you ever wonder about the effects the TV has on your kids mind? Do all those flashing images actually affect them? Or are all those conspiracy theorists just making stuff up to scare you again? In a world that is slowly deteriorating, I would strongly advise you to reconsider your television-viewing habits, especially when kids are in the room. Continue reading

Tips to Raise Your Bicultural Kids in English and Japanese

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Bilingualism is all the rage right now and it would seem like every mother’s son is out there learning English as a second, third, or fourth language. (You get the idea.) Well, it can be easy to get caught up in the competition and forget that you are raising real human beings with their own dreams, aspirations, and ideas.

Here are some tips for moms out there who are hitting a rut with teaching English and Japanese to their kids. Continue reading

Question: Homeschooling in Japan in General

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My kids are still small, so it’s not quite time to start homeschooling, but I would really like to homeschool them if at all possible. There is a lot of information out there–a lot! I’m not for sure where to start, but I was hoping that if I post this (kind of like an SOS) that someone will see it and offer some advice. Continue reading