Perry Coghlan

January 2, 2019

Three Habits of Childhood

Our children will have the opportunity to make a “gazillion” choices about a “bazillion” things in the course of their life. We know what they don’t…you will never know beforehand the full consequences of the choices we make. (Dealing with the unintended consequences of our choices is the lot in life for those of us […]

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Tick Tock Hear the Clock

“What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14 A few years ago I read an article by a writer whose stuff I have been reading for over 30 years. He has had a profound impact upon my life and thinking these many years. […]

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Sticks and Stones

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21 I still hear this from time to time: “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me!” It’s the same kind of deception that this well-worn aphorism is: “finder’s keepers, […]

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Quality Versus Quantity

Art Linkletter, in the introduction to Truett Cathy’s book “It’s Better to Build Boys Than To Mend Men” shares this anecdote at the conclusion of it. He writes, “I will never forget the gasp from my TV audience when O asked a six-year-old boy what he’d take to Heaven if he had his choice. He […]

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Foundations

Welcome to our blog! Here at the Foundations Blog we are seeking to be a conduit of information for parents about raising young children. With over 50 years of combined teaching experience and having spent over 17 years teaching very young children, we have come to decided opinions and conclusions about the importance of starting […]

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You Did What? Again!

When my oldest son was two I remember an occasion when I lost my temper with him. He was sitting at my feet, as I stood, nostrils flaring, eyes widening, and my volume quickly escalating. I must confess I don’t even remember the exact infraction (if there even was one) he committed but I do […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

One of the great benefits of working with young children over the years has been watching them change and grow. Not so much in their physical growth and development, but more so in the growth and development of their characters. Like the physical growth that occurs, it’s often imperceptible until suddenly you look and ask […]

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Why Noah’s Ark and the Rainbow?

Occasionally we are asked why we have a stylized version of Noah’s Ark and the Rainbow as our Preschool logo. Glad you asked 🙂 The Ark is an ever-present reminder that the world we live in is one firmly grounded upon the principle and idea of “covenant.” To the modern mind, it’s not a term […]

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