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  • Item #: 003984
    ISBN: 9781607313618
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  • Item #: 003169
    ISBN: 9781607313816
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    The Complete Language Pack contains:

    The Joy of Signing book, The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book, and The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book 2.

  • Item #: 003170
    ISBN: 9781607313809
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    ISBN: 9781607313793
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  • Item #: 036883
    ISBN: 9781607101932
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    This book and DVD set is a valuable reference for anyone wanting to learn American Sign Language. The book begins with general organizing principles of ASL grammar, followed by sections showing how to sign numbers, the alphabet, days of the week, colors, and countries of the world. The rest of the book is arranged alphabetically, with a wide variety of vocabulary words that students and adults are likely to encounter in their daily lives. Each sign is demonstrated with close-up sequential color photos of a man or woman signing, supplemented by written instructions describing hand movements. Directional arrows and synonyms are provided where appropriate. The DVD provides live demonstrations of all 1000 signs found in the book, both with subtitles as a learning aid and without subtitles as a testing aid. 256 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 023691
    ISBN: 9780399530418
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    Teaching American Sign Language by category (for easy learning and fast reference), this 317-page book by Mickey Flodin presents more than 1400 signs. These are all the basic words used in everyday life; they even include a section on computer and technology terms. The book, which starts with signing basics and helpful hints, is full of clear instructive drawings supplemented by practical learning exercises (vocabulary reviews) that enhance sign recognition. Signs are categorized by subject, movements, and meaning and the detailed instructions attached to each illustration include memory aids - association techniques for fast recall. There is a comprehensive index of all entries and synonyms as well as a complete glossary of commonly used terms.

    Signing Made Easy by the same author uses the dialogue method of instruction compared to this book's categorical approach. Both are useful and, although the two books contain a certain amount of overlap in content, they would work well together. For me - a signing novice - this book was easier to follow because the instructions were written directly below the illustrations. I also think I would greatly appreciate the memory aids which demonstrate the common sense behind Sign. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005021
    ISBN: 9780764144585
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    This sign language book is a very complete guide to signing. While it would be hard to get every sign into a book, this covers almost every sign you would need. But it doesn't just hand you the signs, it also gives you detailed instructions and information on when to use particular signs, and other helpful explanations. For example, because sign language lacks audible intonation, you learn to watch facial expression to see if the speaker is serious, sarcastic, or scared. And because sign language contains fewer words than the English language, the deaf form sentences differently, leaving out short words such as "that", "the", and "did" that don't have meaning by themselves. After you've learned the basics, you begin with simple but important signs, like how to introduce yourself and respond to an introduction. After displaying the signs, the book gives extensive samples and activities to help you fully understand how and when to use the signs. As new signs are introduced, they are used alongside previously covered words in sample conversations and sentences until you are comfortable with them. A couple of pages are spent discussing each new group of words, both alone and in sentences. Instruction is given on keeping all the signs in the right order when signing longer sentences. After learning common signs and phrases, the chapters begin to cover signs used less frequently. You will learn pronouns, family members, places, times, feelings, days, months, question words, replies, everyday signs, jobs, objects, and tons of other words. Mixed in throughout are activities, reviews, and rules to further understanding and fluency. - Melissa

  • Item #: 012159
    ISBN: 9780927545433
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    Back in 1960, the Dani tribes-people of Toli Valley still used only stone tools and had no written language. Not many years later, they took the dangerous step from Stone Age to twentieth century. At this time, John and Helen Dekker arrived as missionaries to this Irian Jaya civilization. This book tells the true story of the family that was called to help the Dani discover the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Danis became a tribe committed to reaching and teaching other tribes, and today there are 79 churches and over 13,000 believers in Toli Valley. An inspiring, true story of God's grace and power.

  • Item #: 002782
    ISBN: 9780062565433
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    Many people admire C.S. Lewis and the entertaining and moving books he has written, but many don't know the story behind this powerful writer. In this autobiography, Lewis shares about his early life and how he became the man he did. His journey starts with a traditional Christian childhood in Belfast, continues through years of atheism, and returns him to a confident faith in Christ. Read about his early schooldays, his experiences during WWI, and his college life at Oxford. A great read that not only depicts Lewis' journey but also highlights some of the intellectual and psychological aspects of becoming a Christian. 292 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 060719
    ISBN: 9781620656877
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      The six chapters cover categories that are common in your children’s lives: All about Me, Around the House, At School, People and Places, Through the Year (Holidays, calendar language, etc.), and Communicating (greetings, opposites, manners, etc.). Each page uses a cartoon of a young child to demonstrate the American Sign Language (ASL) signs. Directional arrows are shown as needed. An inset with each sign shows a photograph of the activity or item signed. (These pictures often show action and would be good conversation starters as well. The word and a brief definition is included. 9 1/4x10 1/4", 112, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 033786
    ISBN: 9781576834619
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    Parents of autistic children will find this book to be very reassuring and comforting. Mary Sharp, a family doctor and mother of an autistic child, writes of life with her son Nic. She spares no details in sharing of Nic's habits and the times the family has endured in raising him, but describes honestly and personably many events along the road. From Nic's dislike for crowds, his need for sentences to be spoken a certain way, his love for all construction, and his ballistic tantrums when things are not just so, Mary portrays the realities of an autistic child in a way that will touch the hearts of all parents and echo with familiarity in the ears of other parents of autistic children. She also describes the frustrations, grief, love, impatience turned into amazing patience, isolation, joy, and other deep emotions she has experienced in being Nic's mother. Fourteen chapters are built around different aspects of Nic and the way this affects family life, such as obsessions and compulsions, schooling, discipline, and other facets of life with an autistic child. Mary's genuine, warm writing style and personal story will provide comfort to other parents as they identify with her emotions and experiences and share the unexpected joy of parenting a child with autism. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 038174
    ISBN: 9781402706721
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    If you're looking for a fun and easy guide to the basics of American Sign Language, then you've found your book! This is a great introductory guide to many commonl signs, and the material is presented in a visual way that is easy for children to understand so they can begin signing right away. For every sign there is a labeled picture of a child acting out the sign and a detailed caption describing the motions. The signs are broken down into a variety of sections for easy learning and referencing. These sections teach students signs related to alphabet and numbers; home, family, and pets; school; days of the week; colors; feelings; favorite foods; sports and hobbies; musical instruments; transportation and travel; animals; clothing; senses; holidays and religions; doctor's office and health; nature, weather, and seasons; practical words and question words; linking words; and making sentences. The section on forming sentences is pretty brief; so once your child has some basic vocabulary down you will need to look into more advanced titles. 95 pgs, hc. – elise

  • Item #: 050171
    ISBN: 9780890515983
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    Have you ever stopped and wondered what it was like to have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence in Colonial America? We live in the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, one truly blessed by God from its inception. So what was the caliber of the men who shaped it? What did they think? What were their personal lives like? Now you have an opportunity to learn about the Founding Fathers in one of the most insightful and brilliantly crafted ways to date. Marilyn Boyer has written For You They Signed in such a way that it will leave you thinking you know the Founding Fathers personally. You will learn about some of their personal traits, life's events, and involvement in public service. The book is formatted in a unique way with the men grouped according to their respective states, just as the signatures were organized on the Declaration of Independence. At the end of each biography, there is also a list of questions for use in discussion groups. These would also make fine study questions in the classroom. Each signer has a portrait drawing and a box containing basic statistics on his life, such as where he was born, educated, and whether he was married and had children. In each biography is a chart of dates and descriptions of public service. Boyer has included many quotes from other writers, including comments from contemporaries of the Founding Fathers. At the beginning, you will find a brief description of the role Christianity played in the founding of the nation, along with quotes from famous people in our history and a typed version of the Declaration for your perusal. Included in the appendixes are character definitions, Patrick Henry's speech to the signers on July 4, 1776, "The Christian Nature of State Constitutions," and "The Christian Nature of America's Universities." Boyer crafted the book so that it can be used in five ways: a year's worth of character studies from a devotional perspective, a resource for a single mother, a program that the children can use on their own at their own pace, a group study, and for general reading. One of my regrets about this book is that I didn't have it when I was in school! 342 pgs, hc. – John

  • Item #: 053593
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    Establish a play "zone" anywhere in your home with these cardboard signs and sign holder! The set contains three colorful signs, printed on one side and blank on the other for your child's creativity. The signs are 10.5" x 14.5" and easily pop in and out of the sign holder. The sign holder is constructed of a cardboard base, post and a sign frame. The printed side of the signs read: "Welcome to the Magical Forest," "Welcome to the Jungle," and "Welcome to Everythingland."

  • Item #: 020153
    ISBN: 9780399533204
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    A lighter approach, by Mickey Flodin, for younger students of American Sign Language. Over 1,000 signs are taught focusing on subjects that appeal to children's interests plus the whole sign alphabet. Your children will be signing their names in no time!

  • Item #: 022846
    ISBN: 9780553584745
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    This dictionary houses the signs for over 4,500 different words. They are arranged alphabetically in the format of a dictionary, with an illustration and directions given for each sign. A handy reference to use with any sign language course.

  • Item #: 014935
    ISBN: 9781930820128
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    Instead of teaching single words, this book takes a different approach. After introducing the alphabet, this book goes into useful conversations so you can say more than a string of non-related words right from the get-go. The conversations are grouped into chapters. For example, the first chapter is titled, "Getting Acquainted." Then, pictures of two children illustrate a conversation. The same two children are featured throughout the book, and their conversations cover introductions, family and friends, food and health, clothes and shopping, pets, animals and colors, educations, sports, special occasions, and emergency situations. Every few pages, there are exercises to quiz your knowledge. Instead of learning words, learn how to make sentences and be able to communicate, even as a beginner. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 023558
    ISBN: 9780764162220
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    This is the most comprehensive sign language flash card set we carry! The thorough set contains 500 double-sided flashcards (3" x 4 ½"). The front of each card features a color photograph of a woman signing (with directional arrows where appropriate), while the back of each card lists the name of the sign with the signing instructions written out. Related words/signs are indexed on the back of the cards for assistance when building sentences. For example, on the card demonstrating the sign for "accept," cross-references appear for the words "agree," "work (job)," and "yes." Each card is numbered and labeled in alphabetical order for easy reference, and the top left hand corner of each card is hole-punched for attaching the cards on the included key ring (if desired). A helpful pamphlet contains general ASL tips, and the sturdy cardboard hinged-lid box provides durable storage for the cards. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 018791
    ISBN: 9780887248740
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    This book offers signs for 29 scriptures and 3 songs. The finger alphabet and numbers are shown, and then it starts right into the verses. A drawing of a kid signing the word is given along with each word. Verses include John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Galatians 5:22-23, and 1 Corinthians 13:13. The three songs are "Jesus Loves Me," "Jesus Loves the Little Children," and "Jesus Christ." A great intro to signing or supplement to any sign language program. - Melissa

  • Item #: 041408
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      Learn to sign the alphabet! Brightly colored, this poster shows the hand sign for A-Z and numbers 1-0, making it easy for children to practice signing their A-B-Cs. Cardstock chartlet measures approximately 17” x 22” and includes a variety of activities on the back. Some ideas include sign spelling words, learn to sign name, plus many others. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 017234
    ISBN: 9780486490571
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    Learn American Sign Language while you color! This simple coloring book introduces children to the ASL alphabet and some basic vocabulary. Each page features a scene based on a different letter of the alphabet. The top corner of the page shows the fingerspelling hand shape for that letter, and the top 2/3 portrays a scene with several objects, animals, and/or children performing activities that represent the letter. Along the bottom of each page are 4-6 illustration boxes that demonstrate how to sign vocabulary words starting with the letter. For example, the "p" page shows how to sign "penguin", "please", "play", "pretty", and "puppy". The back of the book includes an alphabet handshapes fingerspelling chart and an index. 30 pgs. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 001513
    ISBN: 9781581348132
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  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 028072
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    This set of 105 cards includes common words and their corresponding ASL signs. Each 5 7/8" x 3" sturdy cardstock card features a word on one side, and a full-color illustration of a girl or boy demonstrating the sign on the other. Great for learning the signs, quizzing each other, or for use in learning games! - Jess

  • Item #: 002372
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    This flash card set contains 56 colorful cards: 4 information and activity cards, 26 photographic manual alphabet cards, and 26 illustrated basic sign language cards. The fronts of the cards have a picture or illustration, and on the back is the letter or word that the sign represents. The cards are 3 ⅛" x 5 ¼" in size and made out of sturdy cardstock. This is a great introductory flash card set for any beginning signer! - elise

  • Item #: 018639
    ISBN: 9780547577111
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    Twelve-year-old Matt is left alone in the Maine wilderness to take care of the cabin until his father and the rest of the family return. But after a series of mishaps leaves him injured and without food, Matt must learn to depend on a tribe of neighboring Indians for help.

  • Item #: 034817
    ISBN: 9781578960811
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    It is generally acknowledged by my family that I crashed and burned with unit studies. A summer spent in planning went down in flames the first month. Returning to more comfortable curriculum choices, I didn't abandon this educational methodology but entrusted my children into more capable "unit study" hands with our involvement in a homeschool co-op. After reading this amazing unit study manual by Barbara Wagner, I recognize that "my problem" was that "I" spent the summer in planning. Had I used her simple yet incredibly thorough planning methodology I would have met my needs for structure and control and let my children's creativity emerge, all while reigniting the love for learning. Mom becomes the administrator, facilitator, and co-learner. This, I can handle.

    A powerful planning tool deceptively housed in a small 1" three-ring binder, you find yourself wondering if anyone can effectively explain How to Teach with Unit Studies in only 92 pages. Yes, she can! Start with an appealing analogy to eagles; add the I3 (pronounced I-three) Unit Study; stir in a cup of wisdom and a dash of simplicity and you have the recipe for successful unit studies.

    What exactly is the I3 Unit Study? The first "I" refers to Individual. This is the first step in unit study planning and where you and your child decide on a topic for your study. This is the time to yield to the childlike wonderments that tease our minds (i.e. why do stars shine?). The second "I" stands for Inquiry - the time to ask questions; narrow a topic down to a specific question or thing. We want our children to capture a discovery spirit - to create and spin a web of knowledge. The third "I" refers to the instruction portion of the study - pick a thinking skill, choose a project, state the assignment, and determine the learning objectives. The really important aspect of this entire process is that until you get to the very last "job" (determine the learning objectives), the process is student-directed and adult-assisted. This is where I made my big mistake - not getting my children involved in the planning. In Mrs. Wagner's method only the learning objectives part is adult-directed but still student-assisted.

    If all this sounds a bit confusing, you will not be confused by Mrs. Wagner's clear presentation of her approach. She thoroughly explains each step showing how you can facilitate your children's participation in the planning; her graphically pleasing layout adds to the clarity. She also provides some stunningly simple, yet surprisingly empowering techniques for determining both the "pick a thinking skill" and the "choose a project" parts. Relying on Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives for thinking skills and a useful chart for possible projects, she brings both together into a handy Dial-a-Unit-Study tool. This makes the whole assignment planning process not only manageable but also FUN (and part of the learning process).

    Giving practical guidelines for putting it all together, Mrs. Wagner suggests that six assignments make up one unit study and that you can do six to twelve unit studies a year. Since there are six fact-finding questions, six thinking skills levels, six project delivery modes, one of each makes for a well-rounded unit study. Yet, she cautions that this is just an "ideal" - not essential - and families need to stay flexible. There are lots of reproducible forms for your planning pleasure as well as many examples of unit studies and assignments the Wagner family used.

    Those of us with perfectionist tendencies will appreciate the time and attention the author gives to determining learning objectives, study evaluations, and keeping records. Although she relates all of her studies to Hewitt's Learning Objectives for Grades K-8, I think any set of learning objectives would be useable. Surprisingly simple, her approach to record keeping produces an amazing portfolio of the student's work. Mrs. Wagner encourages evaluation of all assignments and studies and occasionally uses standard testing methods but typically this is another area where both student and teacher are interactively involved.

    The wisdom referred to earlier is both sprinkled throughout and concentrated into one section of this manual. Addressed are such issues as philosophy, multiple ages & levels, creating a learning environment, building relationships, and getting to know your child as well as FAQs (frequently asked questions) such as the ubiquitous "What about math and language arts?" (For your information, Mrs. Wagner suggests that you incorporate these into studies as much as possible but work on them every day.)

    Wanting to see if I could actually plan a unit study following this procedure but not having students to help with my planning, I was nearly derailed by trying to choose a topic to study. I just didn't have any pressing questions I needed to answer (too far from youthful wonderment, I suppose). But then in a flash of inspiration I decided that I would really like to know why (fact-finding question) chocolate has such a universal appeal. Using the Dial-a-Unit-Study, I concluded that I could describe (thinking skill) this appeal by telling a story (delivery mode). And the wheels started turning (slowly and rustily, I admit). Let's see, first I will need to find out a bit more about those endorphins lurking in chocolate and what function they serve in our body and then decide if my story will be about a family who always incorporates chocolate into family traditions (Hershey's kisses at Christmas) or about a group for homeschooling moms who recognize chocolate as a suitable way to pamper themselves for a job well done.

    One last note about that Dial-a-Unit-Study gizmo. Although the instructions were clear, I did have some difficulty and had to rely on scissors to punch the hole rather than the provided brad. The whole affair took just a little loosening up to provide satisfactory results. A small quibble for an exceptional product. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055718
    ISBN: 9781594642845
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    Based on the book by Elizabeth George Speare, this film tells the story of thirteen-year-old Matt (Brendan Fletcher) who is left alone to protect his family's property in eighteenth-century Maine. After making friends with a Native American boy, Matt must decide if he will continue to wait for his family through a potentially harsh and dangerous winter or if he will instead take shelter with his new Native American friends. This family-friendly DVD also includes a biography of Elizabeth George Speare and historical background information on the Maine frontier. Features Annette O'Toole and Academy Award winner Keith Carradine with a run time of 93 minutes – Rachel
  • Item #: 058464
    ISBN: 9781497422469
    Retail: $18.00
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    Maybe the term "relationship homeschooling" is new to you or maybe you have heard it tossed about on the internet, but just don't have a good sense of what it means and how it may affect your homeschooling or parenting journey. Before you read any further, I must share honestly, that this review may be biased. I say this from the heart as a veteran homeschool mom, whose homeschool journey was radically changed by the precepts within these pages. I stumbled upon a series of homeschool encouragement seminars in our area presented by the author, and my heart was greatly encouraged. But more than that, I went home a changed Momma. No longer focused on the externals, I began to look at the heart of my children.

    Now that is out in the open, let me step back and try to share why I feel this book should be in the hands of every homeschool mom. Is it because of the earth-shattering message or great writing style? No. Is it because of the cautions she presents about being Berean's in today's homeschooling and Evangelical Christian culture? No. While these are all valuable to the reader, the significance of this book is found in the essence of "One Anothering." What is "one anothering," you ask? One Anothering is the profoundly simple concept that as parents, we view our children as brothers and sisters in the Lord and treat them with the respect and dignity set forth in the New Testament "One Another" verses: love one another, forgive one another, encourage one another and so forth. In this book Karen weaves together scripture and stories of her personal journey in parenting and homeschooling along with questions for introspection and discussion, all designed to leave you flooded with a sense of relief that you can succeed at homeschooling with the joy God intends for us. Excellent for individual or a small group study. Scripture from various versions. 288 pgs, sc. ~Deanne