"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated." — Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mothers make the very best mothers

Mothers were deeply concerned about the collapse of the school system so evident on every hand...
They decided they would be professional mothers. And it was about this time that their gentle revolution discovered the other Gentle Revolution.
The results have been truly incredible.
When this new kind of mother discovered that she could not only teach her baby to read, but to teach him better and easier at two years of age than the school system was doing at seven, she got the bit firmly between her teeth - and a new and delightful world opened up.
A world of mothers, fathers and children.
It has within it the potential to change the world in a very short time and almost infinitely for the better.
Young, bright and eager mothers taught their babies to read in English and sometimes in two or three other languages.
They taught them to do math at a rate that left them in delighted disbelief.
They taught their one-, two- and three year olds to absorb encyclopedic knowledge of birds, flowers, insects, trees, presidents, flags, nations, geography and a host of other things.
They taught them to do gymnastic routines on the balance beams, to swim and to play the violin.
In short they found that they could teach their tiny children absolutely anything which they could present to them in an honest and factual way.
Most interesting of all, they found by doing so they had multiplied their baby's intelligence.
Most important of all, they found for them and their babies, the most delightful experience they had ever enjoyed together.
Their love for each other and perhaps more important, their respect for each other multiplied.
How were these mothers different from the mothers who had always been?
Not only is it true that mothering is the oldest profession but it is also true that they were the first teachers and they remain the best teachers that have ever existed.

Taken from How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence by Glenn Doman

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