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Kids: Do I Parent Using Shame? Part One

This month’s parenting video features a sensitive topic: Do I Parent Using Shame? This is one of those topics where we ask you to critique yourself, and be brutally honest. Parenting is not easy, and we want you to be encouraged as you work through areas you might not be strong in. You are growing…

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Preschool: I’m Afraid of the Dark, Part One

Everyone is afraid of something or a few somethings. For preschoolers, the list usually includes big dogs, getting in trouble, being away from you, and the dark. The dark—that’s a really scary place! This video enables you to help your preschooler overcome what we know to be an unjustified fear. You’ll discover how to do…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Nov 18-25

JK-SK Nov 18 – God takes care of Elijah Focus: Children will learn God takes care of us. Memory Verse: “He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7b Nov 25 – A Servant Girl Helps Naaman Focus: Children will learn God wants us to help others. Memory Verse: “…Love each other.” 1 Thessalonians 4:9 GRADE 1-3…

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babyZone: God Gives Me Food

“God gives us food.” (See Genesis 1:29) This month we will help your child: Develop an awareness that God made food; Little Activities for Little People: Move a toy slowly in front of a baby. As the baby tracks the movement with his or her eyes or reaches for the toy, stop the movement briefly,…

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5 Strategies to Help Teens Cope with Stress

By Dr. Chinwé Williams Anxiety is a normal and unavoidable part of life, especially when experiencing something new or transitioning to a new stage in life. For teens, anxiety can show up in a number of ways: shortness of breath, picking of skin, feeling overwhelmed, or feelings of sudden panic are just a few. Anxiety…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Oct 28 – Nov 11

JK-SK Oct 28 – Moses & The 2 Courageous Spies Focus: When I’m afraid, God is with me. Memory Verse: “Do not be afraid for I am with you.” Genesis 26:24b Nov 4 – God Hears Hannah’s Prayer Focus: God always hears us when we talk to Him. Memory Verse: “I love God because He…

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Kids: Discipline Vs Punishment, Part Two

God calls parents to discipline their children in love. However, sometimes parents slip into “punishment” mode which connects their misbehaviour to their identity, which can have long-term negative effects. On top of that, punishment implies repaying someone with what he or she deserves the opposite of the gospel. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created mankind in…

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Preschool: You Can Do It! Part Two

Hopefully by now you’ve watched the video on how to discern between good parenting advice and that which isn’t so good. Having older parents you look up to and who you can count on for advice, encouragement, and help is a great thing. A Godly thing. But there are times when we are made to…

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babyZone: Talking with Your Child Brings Results

One of the most amazing accomplishments of the entire human life span takes place by the age of three years: learning to understand almost all normal conversation. At birth, all words are meaningless. But within 36 months, the child has broken the code! Long before a child can speak, he or she can grasp the…

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Kids: Discipline Vs Punishment, Part One

We’re talking this month about the difference between discipline and punishment, and how the words are often used interchangeably but are quite different. To review, punishment seeks to control a person’s behaviour by fear or retribution, or by inflicting pain to motivate change. Discipline, however, seeks to tie the unwanted behaviour to a natural or…

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