Archives: Parent Life Posts

Kids: Do I Parent Using Shame? Part Two

We’ve been asking you to ask yourself the question in this month’s Online Parenting Class: Do I Parent Using Shame? It’s always good to self-evaluate, and critique your parenting so that you can be the best parent you can be. To help you identify whether you are using shame to parent, ask yourself the following…

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Preschool: I’m Afraid of the Dark, Part Two

We’re continuing our ‘discussion’ on helping your child deal with their fear of the dark. It’s something nearly every parent is faced with at one time or another. Chances are you were even afraid of the dark when you were a preschooler. And since I’m fairly certain you’ve gotten over that fear, it’s safe to…

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babyZone: Question Time

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

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Dec 2-23

JK-SK Dec 2 – God Gave the Promise – Part 1 Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus- for you and me! Memory Verse: “You will give birth to a son. You must call His name Jesus.” Luke 1:31 Dec 9 – God Gave the Promise – Part 2 Focus: God sent His Promise –…

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Kids: Do I Parent Using Shame? Part One

This month’s parenting video features a sensitive topic: Do I Parent Using Shame? This is one of those topics where we ask you to critique yourself, and be brutally honest. Parenting is not easy, and we want you to be encouraged as you work through areas you might not be strong in. You are growing…

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Preschool: I’m Afraid of the Dark, Part One

Everyone is afraid of something or a few somethings. For preschoolers, the list usually includes big dogs, getting in trouble, being away from you, and the dark. The dark—that’s a really scary place! This video enables you to help your preschooler overcome what we know to be an unjustified fear. You’ll discover how to do…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Nov 18-25

JK-SK Nov 18 – God takes care of Elijah Focus: Children will learn God takes care of us. Memory Verse: “He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7b Nov 25 – A Servant Girl Helps Naaman Focus: Children will learn God wants us to help others. Memory Verse: “…Love each other.” 1 Thessalonians 4:9 GRADE 1-3…

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babyZone: God Gives Me Food

“God gives us food.” (See Genesis 1:29) This month we will 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 or her eyes or reaches for the toy, stop the movement briefly,…

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5 Strategies to Help Teens Cope with Stress

By Dr. Chinwé Williams Anxiety is a normal and unavoidable part of life, especially when experiencing something new or transitioning to a new stage in life. For teens, anxiety can show up in a number of ways: shortness of breath, picking of skin, feeling overwhelmed, or feelings of sudden panic are just a few. Anxiety…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Oct 28 – Nov 11

JK-SK Oct 28 – Moses & The 2 Courageous Spies Focus: When I’m afraid, God is with me. Memory Verse: “Do not be afraid for I am with you.” Genesis 26:24b Nov 4 – God Hears Hannah’s Prayer Focus: God always hears us when we talk to Him. Memory Verse: “I love God because He…

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