Updated: November 2017
Hello, everyone! I have updated this post because our family has dropped this idea. Please read at the bottom. I will leave the original here for those of you who want to continue this method.
Update: Since the time of this writing, I have done away with the "middles" in the Phases of Responsibility for the sake of simplifying. Keri and I thought it redundant and complicated. (Written January 27th, 2013)
Keri did a presentation on Phases for Abigail Adams Academy on January 8th. This is almost three hours long and goes into detail on how to teach your children all the great attributes of obedience, honesty, hard work, self-evaluation and everything that will help them grow up to be principled leaders in their own homes and communities in the future. Abigail Adams Academy http://www.abigailadamsacademy.com/ is a wonderful source for mothers to get a Liberal Arts Education from their very own homes.
58 And we will nourish again the trees of the vineyard, and we will trim up the branches thereof; and we will pluck from the trees those branches which are ripened, that must perish, and cast them into the fire.
59 And this I do that, perhaps, the roots thereof may take strength because of their goodness; and because of the change of the branches, that the good may overcome the evil.
60 And because that I have preserved the natural branches and the roots thereof, and that I have grafted in the natural branches again into their mother tree, and have preserved the roots of their mother tree, that, perhaps, the trees of my vineyard may bring forth again good fruit; and that I may have joy again in the fruit of my vineyard, and, perhaps, that I may rejoice exceedingly that I have preserved the roots and the branches of the first fruit—