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Taming My Child’s Emotional Meltdowns

Our kids make terrible choices when they are out of control emotionally. When kids lose it, they are left defenseless to many bad choices. Has any good ever come from a temper tantrum? Has an emotional meltdown ever helped your career as an adult? The answer is NO. Our kids need us to help them…

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Taking Pride In Who God Made Them To Be

This month, our focus is on valuing our teens in order to teach them how to take pride in who they are and what they can accomplish. Your teenager lives in a “today” world and doesn’t much think about the “tomorrow” world unless you are talking about senior prom or college. And, those are just…

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To Share or Not to Share?

What do I do when my toddler tries to take a toy from another child? Parents need to understand that toddlers don’t know how to share yet. This is not just a result of human nature; it is also that a toddler cannot reason beyond, “If I want it, it’s mine!” Respond first by identifying the…

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Instilling RESPECT, Part 1

As parents, we demand our kids be respectful at school and when at sports practices because other people are watching and we don’t want to be embarrassed. The question this month is: How do we back up and begin to place the same emphasis on respect when they are at home? Is it possible for…

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God Gives Me Food

“God gives us food.” Genesis 1:29 This month, we want to help your child develop an awareness that God made food.   Little Activities for Little People: Move a toy slowly in front of a baby. As the baby tracks the movement with his/ her eyes or reaches for the toy, stop the movement briefly, then…

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Taming the Tantrums, Part 1

This month, we are going to tackle a very important subject that you face as a parent… we’re going to talk about taming those bigger-than-toddler-sized tantrums. This issue is one that you likely face quite a lot. But, don’t worry, we’ve got some help for you today. Check out this month’s online parenting class. It will give you…

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Planning “On Purpose” Time With Your Teenager

The phrase for this month that we are focusing on is “on purpose.” There are so many things that we give priority to and make sure that we are intentional about. Is spending time with your teenager one of those things? Are you “on purpose” or intentional about scheduling a specific time with your teen…

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Kids: Special Halloween Edition

Wondering what Halloween is all about? The article, “How to Talk to Your Kids About Halloween” by Lisa Strnad gives us a quick lesson on the origin and history of Halloween. Whether or not you allow your kids to participate or not is entirely your call. If you are looking for some last minute costume ideas, check out Pinterest and Mashable. You’ll need…

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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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