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Sticks and Stones

When caring for our teenagers there are two important realities all of us should keep in mind: Words are Powerful. We have the power with our words either to hurt or heal those in our influence. The most untrue kids rhyme is “Stick and Stones.” You know how it goes; “Sticks and stones may break…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: May 13-20

JK-SK May 13 – Paul tells others about Jesus Focus: God can protect me, so I can trust Him. Memory Verse: He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. Psalm 18:30 (NLT) May 20 – Paul and Silas in jail when an earthquake hits. Focus: God is with me, so I…

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babyZone: God Cares for Me

“God cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 This month we will help your child: Hear words and songs about God’s care for him or her, Feel thankful for God’s care, Participate in play activities to learn ways God cares for him or her.   Do It! God Cares for Me God cares for me When…

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Kids: Manners, Politeness, and Respect

As a parent, it’s your job to teach respect to your kids when they are young. Here is a fun idea for how to help your child understand what respect “looks” like. Create a chart titled “What Respect Looks Like.” Divide it up into two columns, and then break the columns up into four rows….

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Preschool: How to Deal with your Child’s Attitude Problem

Have you ever looked at your precious child and wonder what has taken over their body? Do they ever misbehave to the point that you wonder where you went wrong as a parent? Know that you are not alone. Like you, I have experienced the frustration of a preschooler’s attitude. I once heard a friend…

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Helping Your Teen Handle Adversity

Consider the strange new “rules” our society has created over the last two decades when it comes to managing our kids and teens. First, we decided to not keep score at games. We felt losing would become too traumatic for them to handle. Then, it was kids getting to swing at the ball as many…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Apr 29 – May 6

JK-SK April 29 – Zacchaeus Focus: Children will learn that Jesus loves everyone unconditionally Memory Verse: I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. John 13:34 May 6 – Saul on the Road to Damascus Focus: Children will learn that God is trustworthy…

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Kids: Helping Around the House, Part Two

So glad you are back! Our video for this month addresses ideas for engaging your children in Helping Around the House. Helping around the house is a simple way to teach your kids to apply godly truths about hard work and responsibility. Don’t miss out on great discipleship moments by passing off your child’s age…

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Preschool: Single Parenting, Part Two

Earlier this month we discussed many of the problems that single parents face each day. You may have realized that even though you may not be single, this topic affects you more than you previously thought when you look at your friends and family. The number of single parent households has more than tripled in…

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babyZone: Learning to Communicate with Your Little One

“God gives people to help me.” 1 Corinthians 12:28 Every once in a while in this section we will have a question and answer. I have had young parents ask me what to do if their little one cannot speak clearly yet and as a result they don’t know what their child is trying to…

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