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Kids: How to Help Your Kids & Teens Deal with Anxiety, Part One:

We have all heard verses like I Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” Why then is there a growing epidemic of anxiety disorder among children? It is, in fact, one of the fastest growing problems among young children. Children younger and younger are dealing with anxiety. Maybe it…

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Preschool: Screen Time, Part One

This is the digital age and the age of rapid technological advancement. We can’t run from it, so we have to make sure we understand it, are in tune to it, and most importantly, in control of it—rather than letting it control us or our kids. This Online Parenting Class video helps you come to…

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babyZone: God Gives Me Friends

“Love each other.” (John 15:12) Here are some activities to do with your child to help them enjoy happy encounters with other children. Little Activities for Little People: Cover a doll or toy with a small blanket, towel or diaper. Slowly remove the cover. Repeat. Show surprise and joy at each discovery of the “lost”…

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How Screens Are Shaping Our Teens Sleep – and What We Can Do About It

By Brad Griffin (fulleryouthinstitute.org) “Headed to bed soon?” “Wrap it up, okay?” “Time for bed.” “No, really. Go to bed.” “Why are you still up?” Those who live with teenagers might be familiar with this kind of evening routine, or perhaps with its cousin: ignoring the issue altogether to avoid conflict. Some of us pick…

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Kids: Family Rules for Sleepovers, Part Two

One of greatest concerns we hear from parents is for the safety of their child. We do live in a sometimes-dangerous world, and God has entrusted us with a huge responsibility of caring for our children. We want them to live by faith and not in fear. We do, however, need to find loving ways…

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Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part Two

So how’s it going? Are you having any luck getting your preschooler to be less picky about his/her eating habits? Did you find the Online Parenting Class video helpful? Okay, enough questions. Let’s get to the meat of this issue (pun intended). Let’s give you some practical suggestions for getting your preschooler to eat better….

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babyZone: Q&A – Baby Books

Q. What type of books should I buy for my baby and what can I do to help my baby enjoy books as she grows older? A. Babies and toddlers “read” the pictures in the book. So it is important to buy books with clear, bright pictures. Also select books with pictures of familiar settings…

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Kids: Family Rules for Sleepovers, Part One:

Here is your monthly encouragement from our ministry to your home. We continue to seek to find ways to provide you with simple resources and quick helps. We know raising children is a blessing from God and a huge responsibility. That is why each month we love being able to offer you our “Online Parenting…

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Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part One

Who likes brussel sprouts? Bread crusts? Soggy cereal? Not your preschooler, I bet! Dealing with a picky eater can be challenging to the point of I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out frustration. But don’t worry, there is hope and help to be had. The video for this lesson addresses the issue of preschoolers who are picky eaters. No, there’s no…

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babyZone: God Made Me

“God made me.” (See Job 33:4) This month we will help your child: Enjoy success in using the body God made for him or her. Begin to develop an awareness that God made his or her body.   Little Activities for Little People: While your baby is learning to walk, he or she needs lots…

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