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Responding vs. Reacting, Part 2

Now that you have had a chance to watch the video, let’s take one more breath. Reacting is easy, responding isn’t. Responding shows your teen that you love them enough to stop for a moment, and make sure what you are saying or doing is based on truth and not emotion. Reacting can be a really…

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Healthy Habits

Happy New Year! We are ready to start off this New Year in a wonderful way! Every January, we are bombarded with images and stories of resolutions. A new year seems to be the ideal time to head off with a new outlook, a fresh start. This applies to your children too! Have you ever…

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Helping Our Kids Truly Care for Others

We dream about our children being kind, compassionate and helpful. This month, we want to do more than dream about that idea; we want to help you help your kid truly care for others. We want your child to have empathy for their friends and other people in their life. What is empathy? Good question! The video this…

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God Helps Me to Grow

“God made us.” (Malachi 2:10) This month, we want to help your child associate new accomplishments with God and Jesus AND enjoy the success of new accomplishments.   Little Activities for Little People: 1. Take advantage of nature’s beautiful “mobiles” – the quiet floating of falling snow; eaves and branches dancing in the wind or rain trickling…

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Responding vs. Reacting

One of the hardest things in the world to do is to respond, instead of react, to your teen as they are throwing you an attitude. What’s the difference? Well, reacting is based on emotion, which we all know is rampant when dealing with a teenager. We respond to the situation when we step back from…

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Jesus Was a Baby, Part 2

“His name is Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) For little children, the days following Christmas are just as much part of the season as the days before. 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…

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Teaching Self-Control to My Child

Maybe you’ve heard of the experiment where a child was put in a room with a marshmallow. A teacher tells the child, “I have to leave the room for a moment. If you don’t eat the marshmallow while I’m gone, I’ll give you a whole handful when I get back.” The video footage that’s been captured watching…

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Taking Pride In Who God Made Them To Be, Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of this blog, you can find it here. Does it seem like your teenager just doesn’t care about their grades or their attitude or even your opinion? How can help your teenager value themselves? One way you can do that is to take some time to remind them where our ultimate value…

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What Christmas is All About, Part 1

Hopefully by now you are all getting in the Christmas spirit. Most people have started to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year! Sometimes, even though we try our hardest to be present and remember the true reason for the season, it can be easy for our children to get caught up in…

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Jesus Was a Baby

“His name is Jesus.” Luke 1:31 This month, we want to help your child show interest in pictures, conversation and songs about baby Jesus.   Little Activities for Little People: Securely fasten several large jingle bells to cradle gym strap. Each pull on the gym will reward your baby with an instant and cheerful ringing. If…

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