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Preschool: When You’re Frustrated with Your Child, Part One

I hope your week is off to a great start. This month’s Online Parenting Class is on Frustration. I pray that you can gain some reassurance from watching. Hey, I get it. Parenting is hard no matter how well-behaved or easy your kids are. And there are times when you want to throw in the…

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babyZone: My Family Loves Me

“God gives us families.” (See Psalm 68:6) This month we will help your child: To begin to associate God and Jesus with loving people at home and at church; To respond to demonstrations of affection. Do these activities with your child to help show them that “My Family Loves Me”. Little Activities for Little People:…

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Self Control and Students

Self-control is one of the major factors to living a productive life. Self-control keeps us from overeating, overspending, overwatching, over-anything really. It helps us stay cool under pressure and keeps us from saying things we might regret. Self-control can help keep us focused when we have something we need to finish. Self-control can help us…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part Two

We are talking about Combating Shame in this month’s Online Parenting Class video. Consider the following. Mitch Abblett writes, “A 2011 study in Psychological Bulletin by researchers at Syracuse University and St. John Fisher College indicated a link between peoples’ experience of shame and symptoms of major depression and a stronger link for shame than…

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Preschool: Screen Time , Part Two

Hopefully by now you’ve watched the video that goes with this lesson on addressing screen time and your preschooler. If you have, you know it was filled with practical and relevant information on how to make digital technology a positive for your preschooler rather than a negative. We can’t deny the benefits of technology or…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Jan 27 – Feb 10

JK-SK Jan 27 – Jesus’ Family & Friends go to a Wedding Focus: Jesus helped His family and friends, and we can, too. Memory Verse: “Let us love one another…” 1 John 4:7 Feb 3 – Jesus Visits His Friends Mary & Martha Focus: Jesus loves us and wants us to spend time with Him….

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babyZone: Question & Answer 

Q. My toddler is fascinated by television. He loves to watch it. Should I be concerned about any possible ill effects? A. There is significant evidence that toddlers have a great need to explore their surrounds and manipulate objects in order to nurture their curiosity and stimulate their intelligence. If you are willing to allow…

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5 Reasons Why Every Student Should Serve on a Mission Trip

1. Mission Trips Bring People Together. If you’ve ever been on a retreat or a serving opportunity before, you know how that experience can build community. Teenagers ride together, play together, eat together, stay up late together, get up tired together… “Together” is a powerful word. Students feel a deep sense of belonging and purpose…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Jan 13-27

JK-SK Jan 13 – Faith Journey Event for parents to attend with their child in the gym. Focus: Growing Up with Jesus Memory Verse: “Jesus became wiser and stronger.” Luke 2:52 (NIRV) Jan 20 – Jesus’ family & friends go to a wedding. Focus: Jesus helped His family & friends, and we can too. Memory…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part One

As Christian parents, I’m sure one of your goals is to raise children who can stand firm in a world that is surrounded by darkness. But it’s tough! Let’s face it. The world is, quite simply, not nice. People are lost, and lost people are raising kids. These kids are in your kids’ social circles….

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