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Kids: Disrespectful Speech and Attitudes, Part One

I trust your month is going well and things are going great with your family. I am excited to be sending out another great parenting video for this month. I hope these videos have been helpful and an encouragement. This month’s video is about the Disrespectful Speech and Attitudes. Just like the crazy weather outside,…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Apr 14

JK-SK April 14 – A Parade for Jesus Focus: Jesus is King and we can worship Him too. Memory Verse: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.” Luke 19:38a   GRADE 1-3 April 14 – People Praise Jesus Focus: We should praise Jesus Memory Verse: “He is not here! He…

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Parenting Teens: Control vs. Influence

None of us likes to be controlled, but there’s something inside almost every parent that’s a little controlling. When our kids were toddlers, we thought we would be able to engineer outcomes forever. We had some success in getting them to bed on time, making them clean up their rooms, and even in ensuring they…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Mar 31

JK-SK March 31 – The Great Banquet Focus: God shows grace and kindness to everyone and we are to show grace and kindness too. Memory Verse: “God is full of grace.” John 1:16   GRADE 1-3 March 31 –Incredible Power! Lazarus raised from the dead Focus: Jesus is all powerful and when I believe in…

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Kids: No Perfect Parent, Part Two

What is your definition of a perfect parent? A parent who knows exactly the right way to raise a confident, responsible child, who excels in school, is an amazing friend, loves Jesus, is kind and compassionate, and never argues? If this kind of parent exists, I’d sure like to meet him or her. The reality…

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Preschool: Playing the Comparison Game, Part Two

Have you ever had one of those days when you just barely make it out the door? House is a wreck, you haven’t had a shower today and the kids are already fighting. Your parenting self-esteem has already taken a hit when you run into that family. You know the one: they look like they…

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babyZone: Question and Answer – Babysitters

Q. How can I best prepare my baby-sitter to care for my child? A. Be sure to provide your baby-sitter with some basic guidelines. Start with what you plan to pay. Talk to other parents to see what is normally paid. Be sure the baby-sitter knows what you will pay before he or she agrees…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Mar 10-31

JK-SK March 10 – The Lost Son Focus: Jesus will always forgive us, no matter what we do. Memory Verse: “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 March 17 – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Focus: You can learn from God when you are humble and pray to Him for help. Memory Verse:…

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Kids: No Perfect Parent, Part One

This month’s video, “No Perfect Parent,” discusses how there is no parent who is perfect—and that perfection is not the goal in parenting. According to Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., in parenting, sometimes “the perfect can get in the way of the good.” Pillemer writes, “Most parents hold themselves up to some kind of perfect standard when…

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Preschool: Playing the Comparison Game, Part One

Being a parent is hard work and sometimes we wonder if we are doing a good job? We hear about other families, other people’s kids and it can be easy for doubt to creep in. Comparing ourselves to others is natural and depending on the situation can either make you feel like parent of the…

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