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Playing Well With Others, Part 2

Romans 12:18 says, “If possible, so are as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Good words to live by, but sometimes this can be difficult, especially for children. Kids are naturally ego-centric and they are not born with the tools to effectively handle conflict. This is where we, as their parents, must help them…

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Crying Baby

Question: Why do babies cry and what can we do when they cry? Answer: It’s important to remember that crying is a baby’s first language. Here are a few things to remember… When baby’s cries are net with loving response, it teaches the baby that language (in this case, crying) works. This is the foundation for language…

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Sibling Rivalry, Part 2

We are talking about sibling rivalry this month and if you missed the video from our last email, you can watch it here to catch up! This isn’t an easy issue by a stretch. We are dealing with unique individuals with specific ideas that haven’t learned yet that the idea they are holding so tightly to very…

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Sibling Rivalry

Have you ever heard that silence can be loud? It’s that very loud, very obvious absence of sound after your teenager has just had another argument with their sibling and stomped off in the other direction. Does it ever stop? Do they really love each other? We will be discussing sibling rivalry this month and…

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I See God’s Love at Church

This month we want to help your child feel secure and comfortable at church as we demonstrate God’s love to him/her AND to begin to associate God and Jesus with loving people and enjoyable activities. Little Activities for Little People:  1. Getting out the door to church with baby, diaper bag and  bottle can be…

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Helping Your Child Be a Real Friend

I have come to the conclusion that kids don’t naturally know how to be a good friend to others. For most of us the art of friendship is a learned skill. With this month’s online parenting class, we want to help you become a friendship coach in the life of your child! When it comes…

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Playing Well With Others, Part One

One of the hardest things to do as parents is to see our children not behaving around other people. We all want our children to be well behaved, but how can we help our children gain good social skills? Check out this video to learn more.

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The Power of an Apology, Part 2

This month, we are talking about harnessing the Power of an Apology. If you missed the video from last session, you can click here to check it out. In Jesus’ first public sermon recorded in Matthew 5, there is a hidden gem that might be easily missed. It is nestled between two scandalous statements about murder and lawsuits….

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Time Outs?

Question: Is “time out” a good way to correct my child’s misbehaviour? Answer: To help a child learn to behave acceptably, think about what you want the child to do. Then explain carefully and calmly what is expected to the child. Here are some examples of helpful conversation… “When I see you up on the table, I feel…

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Is Bedtime a Nightmare? (Part 2)

Psalm 4:8 says, “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” We all want peaceful nights and restful sleep. That is hard to do when you have a preschooler who is anti-bedtime. Earlier this month, we addressed some of the problems that your child may…

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