Going Public: Your Child Can Thrive in Public School

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When it's time to make decisions about their children's education, many parents worry about the risks of sending their children to public school. The authors of Going Public, however, believe that Christian parents can lead their children to success in the public-school system and guide their growth as they develop into strong and faithful believers.

As parents of eight public-school kids and as long-time leaders of youth and families, David and Kelli Pritchard offer hands-on ...

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When it's time to make decisions about their children's education, many parents worry about the risks of sending their children to public school. The authors of Going Public, however, believe that Christian parents can lead their children to success in the public-school system and guide their growth as they develop into strong and faithful believers.

As parents of eight public-school kids and as long-time leaders of youth and families, David and Kelli Pritchard offer hands-on advice and real-life stories in this one-of-a-kind field guide for parents. You'll discover what the Bible says about education as well as the strategic role you have to play in the ongoing development of your school-aged child. You'll also learn the three most important things to teach your child before he or she begins the exciting adventure of public education: (1) loving God with all his or her heart, (2) obeying you unconditionally, and (3) practicing self-control.

Homeschooling or Christian schools work for some families, but Going Public shows how you can help your children flourish in public education. When you nurture the life and power of Christ within your children, they are prepared for thoughtful engagement with the forces that surround them and are strengthened as they make choices to stand up for what is right. With God's help and these solid, biblical principles, your child can thrive in public school!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830745777
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 3/10/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pritchard is a nine-year veteran of Young Life youth ministry, currently serving as area director in the south suburbs of Tacoma, Washington and as camp manager of Young Life's largest summer camp. Kelli Pritchard has degrees in secondary education and in social work. Together, the Pritchards are the parents of eight children, have been influential in the lives of dozens of other young people in their home, lead weekend parenting conferences, and are cofounders of a community action group to work for improvement in the local school district.
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Table of Contents

Foreword   Denny Rydberg     11
Acknowledgments     13
You Can Do It!     15
Is Public Education an Evil Plot?     29
What the Bible Says About Education     45
The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Public-School Child     59
The Second Most Important Thing ...     73
The Third Most Important Thing...     87
The Magic of Being Nice     103
Submitting to Authority     117
Teachable Moments     129
Up Close and Personal     141
Everybody Should "Homeschool"     155
Your Very Best Chance     167
For Men Only     179
The Nearest Mission Field     191
The Moon Is Round     203
Afterword: From Our Children     213
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Definitely a book worth reading!

    I was so excited to get this book in my hands and it did not disappoint. For so many Christians who feel guilty about sending their kids to the public schools, even though they know it is where they need to be, this is a very helpful and encouraging book. I am so thankful for the Pritchard's and their willingness to write this much needed book.

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