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The Imitation Game

We will not be able to transmit this commandment to our children unless we personally embrace it. Listen to yourself as you address your children, knowing that most certainly you will hear your words repeated back to you.

Andrea G. Schwartz
  • Andrea G. Schwartz
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From The Kingdom Driven Family Blog:

A popular radio program hosted by Art Linkletter had a regular segment called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Linkletter began interviewing children to get their unvarnished comments, some of which were hilarious. Most parents will agree, children can say things that surprise us.

The other day, my son told me that while he and his youngest were in the car, they were rear-ended. They felt the impact strongly, although it was a minor incident. As he and the other driver exchanged information, the woman kept repeating how sorry she was. She looked in the car and noticed my four-year-old granddaughter, who promptly asked, “Are you going to be more careful next time?” Somewhat stunned, the woman looked at my son who tried his best not to laugh. Undaunted, my granddaughter repeated, “Well, are you?” I know with certainty that those are familiar words to her, having heard them a time or two from her parents after being careless.  

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Andrea G. Schwartz
  • Andrea G. Schwartz

Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, the Chalcedon podcast, and has an active teaching schedule with women and high schooled students.. She can be reached at [email protected].

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