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Boundaries that Make Sense for Teenagers

When it comes to parenting teens, some topics are good to know about, others are essential. Establishing and maintaining clear and appropriate boundaries for and with our teenagers fits in the latter category. This is such an important topic, we spent a recent Lunch and Learn discussing it. Whether the issue is communication, discipline, safety,…

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Kids: Money Management and Allowance

Do you know the Bible speaks about money and related topics close to 2,000 times? The Bible talks about greed, tithing, contentment, hard work, stewardship and the list goes on. All throughout scripture we are taught to have a Godly perspective on money. It is why it is never too early to begin to teach…

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Preschool: How To Deal With Backtalk

Think back to the not-so-distant past when you couldn’t wait for your little one to say “Momma”, “Dadda”, “Bye-bye”, “Thank-you” and all those other wonderful first words. You were awed and amazed by everything they said. Now that they’ve become preschoolers though, their vocabulary is increasing daily, but now you wish they weren’t quite so…

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babyZone: God Gives Me Friends

“Love each other.” (John 15:12) This month we will help your child: Hear songs and words about God’s gift of friends Feel glad to be with his or her friends Play with toys and materials to learn about friends.   Tell It David and Jonathan Were Friends David and Jonathan were friends. They played like…

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Kids: Conversations Through TV Shows and Movies Part 2

Two weeks ago we discussed how to incorporate God-focused and healthy conversations with your kids through TV shows and the movies. This is a tough topic, but one that surrounds your kids. Though there are many negative consequences from the media, not all television shows or movies are bad. Rather than seeing the TV as…

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Preschool: Take Time For Yourself Part 2

What have you done for yourself this week? If the answer is ‘nothing’, you need to change that. I also hope you’ve had time to watch the video for this lesson—the video that reminds you that it is okay…even necessary for you to take care of yourself. The Bible contains numerous verses pointing to the…

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babyZone: Books!

Summer time is here! I had always found when I was home with my babies and the toddlers that summer was a different pace, it was a slower pace, the days were hot and hazy. It is a great time to be out in the backyard or taking time to go to the beach. I…

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Seven Symptoms of Too Much Social Media Use

Blog via Tim Elmore at https://growingleaders.com/blog/seven-symptoms-of-too-much-social-media-use/. According to Common Sense Media, 50% of teens say they are addicted to their cell phone. While CSM concludes more study is needed to determine how deep the digital addiction is, teens feel the symptoms and consequences of it. It’s a growing issue in middle class America. Two-thirds of parents,…

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KidZone Scripture Verses – June 17

JK-SK June 17 – God Created Us to Make Choices Focus: God created us with the ability to think and choose our own actions. He has given us a will. Memory Verse: My child, listen and be wise. Proverbs 23:19 GRADE 1-3 June 17 – Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Focus: Forgiving vs Unforgiving Memory…

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babyZone: God Made Me

“God made me.” Job 33:4 This month we will help your child: Hear words and songs about God making people; Feel glad for his or her amazing body; Participate in a variety of fun activities and enjoy using his or her body.   Tell It! God made everything! God made the cold water we drink….

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