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10 Things No One Tells You About Giving Birth

I was told I had unexplained infertility. I had gone to the specialists and explored all the options. Finally, I told the doctor I wanted a break; I wanted to stop thinking about having a baby and give things a rest. It was emotional every month holding your breath, waiting and then the disappointment. We…

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Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence, Part 2

I just want you to know that we are your biggest fans! You, as a parent, stand on the front lines when it comes to raising your teen and take the hardest hits. And, you need to know that you aren’t alone. Someone is rooting for you and it’s us. That’s why understanding the role…

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Talking With Your Child Brings Results!

One of the most amazing accomplishments of the entire human life span takes place by the age of three years: learning to understand almost all normal conversation. At birth, all words are meaningless. But, within 36 months, the child has broken the code! Long before a child can speak, he or she can grasp the…

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All About the Attitude, Part 2

Our last blog introduced some ideas on what we can do to deal with attitude problems our kids may have. Bottom line: it’s hard to deal with and can be extremely frustrating. It is easy to become angry and fed up with that behaviour. James 1:19 says, “This you know, my beloved brethren. Everyone must be quick to…

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Building Gratefulness in My Child, Part 2

Gratefulness is an attitude that we choose to have. In reality, a grateful heart has NOTHING to do with what we have: material possessions. A grateful heart also isn’t birthed out of positive circumstances in life. Gratefulness is an attitude we possess when we know WHOSE we are. When you read of Paul and Silas…

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Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence – Part 1

What is a baked potato without a steak? French fries without a juicy hamburger? Salad dressing without a salad (for those healthy eaters)? It is incomplete and somehow lacking. The same goes for the spiritual teaching in our teenager’s life if we as parents don’t become actively involved. The youth ministry was never intended to…

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All About the Attitude

Have you ever looked at your precious child and wonder what has taken over their body? Do they ever misbehave to the point that you wonder where you went wrong as a parent? Know that you are not alone. Attitude problems are a common issue when raising preschoolers. Nothing pushes a parent’s buttons more than…

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Jesus Loves Children

“Jesus loves the children.” – Mark 10:16 This month we want to help your child develop an awareness of the name of Jesus and associate Him with being loved AND enjoy the activities provided. Little Activities for Little People: Your baby will enjoy pushing his or her feet against your hands. Talk with and encourage…

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Building Gratefulness in My Child

As parents, we want our kids to have grateful hearts and live grateful lives. It’s so good to know that God wants the same thing from each of us. In Psalms 100 we are reminded of what God wants from us when it comes to gratitude… Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts…

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Helping Your Child Be a Real Friend, Part 2

Our children have personalities,and maybe you’ve found yourself saying, “My child has a BIG personality!” Expecting all these personalities to mesh harmoniously to produce precious, genuine friendships in childhood is a tall order. But, there are steps we can take to help our child be a good friend. Hopefully, since the first blog on this…

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