Archives: Parent Life Posts

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 Helps Me to Grow

“God made us.” (See Malachi 2:10) This month we will help your child: Associate new accomplishments with God and Jesus Enjoy the success of new accomplishments. Do these activities with your child to continue the learning your child has experienced at church. Sing It! I Am Growing (Tune: “Are you sleeping?”) I am growing. I…

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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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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part Two

We’ve been talking in this month’s Online Parenting Class about Parenting Yourself so you can be a better parent to your child. Bryant McGill wrote in his book Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life, “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” What a powerful…

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babyZone: Looking Back

For little children, the days following Christmas are usually as much a part of Christmas as were the days preceding this joyous Christian festival. As the year reaches its final days, take time to look back over these past months to sort out the special moments- those highlights of happy times and accomplishments for your…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Dec 16-23

JK-SK Dec 16 – Jesus is the Promised Saviour Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus for you and me. Memory Verse: “Today in the town of David a Saviour had been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Matthew 1:20-21 Dec 23 – God Leads Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus…

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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part One

This month’s parenting video features a unique topic: Parenting Yourself so that you can be a better parent to your kids. Does it seem a little strange to receive information on how to parent yourself? The truth is, we never stop learning and growing, and sometimes parents need to be “parented” a little—especially because no…

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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: Jesus Was a Baby

“His name is Jesus.” (See Luke 1:31) This month we will help your child: Show interest in pictures, conversation and songs about baby Jesus. Do these activities with your child while talking about the Christmas story. Do It Look Into the Stable Look into the stable now. Who do you see? I see baby Jesus…

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Lead like Love Matters

The Biblical Pharisees were a group of religious experts who specialized in strict observation of the Jewish law and tradition. These full-time rule followers were frequently at odds with Jesus. Wanting to trap him, one day they asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” No matter which command He offered up as an answer, they were…

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