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Kids: Combating Shame, Part Two

We are talking about Combating Shame in this month’s Online Parenting Class video. Consider the following. Mitch Abblett writes, “A 2011 study in Psychological Bulletin by researchers at Syracuse University and St. John Fisher College indicated a link between peoples’ experience of shame and symptoms of major depression and a stronger link for shame than…

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Preschool: Screen Time , Part Two

Hopefully by now you’ve watched the video that goes with this lesson on addressing screen time and your preschooler. If you have, you know it was filled with practical and relevant information on how to make digital technology a positive for your preschooler rather than a negative. We can’t deny the benefits of technology or…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Jan 27 – Feb 10

JK-SK Jan 27 – Jesus’ Family & Friends go to a Wedding Focus: Jesus helped His family and friends, and we can, too. Memory Verse: “Let us love one another…” 1 John 4:7 Feb 3 – Jesus Visits His Friends Mary & Martha Focus: Jesus loves us and wants us to spend time with Him….

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babyZone: Question & Answer 

Q. My toddler is fascinated by television. He loves to watch it. Should I be concerned about any possible ill effects? A. There is significant evidence that toddlers have a great need to explore their surrounds and manipulate objects in order to nurture their curiosity and stimulate their intelligence. If you are willing to allow…

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5 Reasons Why Every Student Should Serve on a Mission Trip

1. Mission Trips Bring People Together. If you’ve ever been on a retreat or a serving opportunity before, you know how that experience can build community. Teenagers ride together, play together, eat together, stay up late together, get up tired together… “Together” is a powerful word. Students feel a deep sense of belonging and purpose…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Jan 13-27

JK-SK Jan 13 – Faith Journey Event for parents to attend with their child in the gym. Focus: Growing Up with Jesus Memory Verse: “Jesus became wiser and stronger.” Luke 2:52 (NIRV) Jan 20 – Jesus’ family & friends go to a wedding. Focus: Jesus helped His family & friends, and we can too. Memory…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part One

As Christian parents, I’m sure one of your goals is to raise children who can stand firm in a world that is surrounded by darkness. But it’s tough! Let’s face it. The world is, quite simply, not nice. People are lost, and lost people are raising kids. These kids are in your kids’ social circles….

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Preschool: Screen Time, Part One

This is the digital age and the age of rapid technological advancement. We can’t run from it, so we have to make sure we understand it, are in tune to it, and most importantly, in control of it—rather than letting it control us or our kids. This Online Parenting Class video helps you come to…

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babyZone: God Helps Me to Grow

“God made us.” (See Malachi 2:10) This month we will help your child: Associate new accomplishments with God and Jesus Enjoy the success of new accomplishments. Do these activities with your child to continue the learning your child has experienced at church. Sing It! I Am Growing (Tune: “Are you sleeping?”) I am growing. I…

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Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part Two

So how’s it going? Are you having any luck getting your preschooler to be less picky about his/her eating habits? Did you find the Online Parenting Class video helpful? Okay, enough questions. Let’s get to the meat of this issue (pun intended). Let’s give you some practical suggestions for getting your preschooler to eat better….

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