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KidZone Scripture Verses: Sept 16-30

JK-SK Sept 16 – Disobeying – A Not so Happy Day! Focus: God made us and wants us to obey. Memory Verse: “This is love for God: to obey His commands.” 1 John 5:3 Sept 23 – God Keeps His Promises! Focus: God always keeps His promises Memory Verse: “…God always does what He says…”…

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Preschool: Making Friends, Part One

Friends are an important part of life. We all want and need them. Making friends, however, is an art that everyone needs to acquire—your preschooler included. Please watch this month’s Online Parenting Class it is an excellent source of help to you in teaching your preschooler how to make friends the right way. One of…

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Kids: Shame versus Guilt, Part One

This month’s video is Shame Versus Guilt. We’re talking about how guilt is described as “I have done something bad” while shame is the belief that “I am bad.” We discuss how shame doesn’t typically lead to change, while guilt recognizes offence and the desire to rectify that offence. It is good to know the…

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babyZone: I See God’s Love at Church

“I like to come to church.” (See Psalm 122:1) This month we will help your child: Feel secure and comfortable at church as we demonstrate God’s love to him or her Begin to associate God and Jesus with loving people and enjoyable activities Do these activities with your child to continue the learning your child…

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Building Confidence in our Teens

This blog is by Dr. Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders.  When Brandon told me he wanted to start a YouTube channel that helped people who share the same vision get together and collaborate, I asked him, “What’s stopping you?” “I don’t have the confidence,” he acknowledged. Over the next several minutes, Brandon and four of…

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Kids: Handling Frustration, Anger, and Arguments, Part Two

This month we have been discussing how to handle frustration, anger, and arguments in the home. We’ve talked about how this is a topic in the Bible—God is not unaware that people will grow frustrated and angry, and this does not exclude kids. The best thing a parent can do to help their child deal…

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Preschool: Tattle Tale, Tattle Tale…, Part Two

While the Bible is definitely the ultimate authority when it comes to morals, decision-making, and growing in faith, I have to say that the Berenstain Bears sure have a lot going on. In the book, The Berenstain Bears Learn about Strangers, Brother Bear gets upset with Sister Bear because he feels like she is tattling…

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babyZone: 10 Parent Hacks to Make Caring for a Toddler Simpler

Dear Parents, I came across this website recently and wanted to share these 10 Parent Hacks with you. If you would like to have a look at the website for other topics, go to this link – www.parenting.com/toddler Enjoy! Jayne T. Parent hacks are meant to make your life a little easier. And when is…

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Commander, Coward or Coach?

You’ve probably seen them and maybe even winced a little – parents who relentlessly boss their children around and seem to think the louder the voice, the more authority conveyed. These kids fear moving a muscle out of place in fear of retribution. These parents are afraid of being out of control. Or maybe you’ve…

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Kids: Handling Frustration, Anger, and Arguments

This month we are going to focus on handling frustration, anger, and arguments in the home. John 16:33 says, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Tribulation is great trouble or suffering. Though you will have days as a parent when you will feel like indeed you…

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