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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part Two

We’ve been talking in this month’s Online Parenting Class about Parenting Yourself so you can be a better parent to your child. Bryant McGill wrote in his book Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life, “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” What a powerful…

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babyZone: Looking Back

For little children, the days following Christmas are usually as much a part of Christmas as were the days preceding this joyous Christian festival. As the year reaches its final days, take time to look back over these past months to sort out the special moments- those highlights of happy times and accomplishments for your…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Dec 16-23

JK-SK Dec 16 – Jesus is the Promised Saviour Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus for you and me. Memory Verse: “Today in the town of David a Saviour had been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Matthew 1:20-21 Dec 23 – God Leads Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus…

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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part One

This month’s parenting video features a unique topic: Parenting Yourself so that you can be a better parent to your kids. Does it seem a little strange to receive information on how to parent yourself? The truth is, we never stop learning and growing, and sometimes parents need to be “parented” a little—especially because no…

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Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part One

Who likes brussel sprouts? Bread crusts? Soggy cereal? Not your preschooler, I bet! Dealing with a picky eater can be challenging to the point of I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out frustration. But don’t worry, there is hope and help to be had. The video for this lesson addresses the issue of preschoolers who are picky eaters. No, there’s no…

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babyZone: Jesus Was a Baby

“His name is Jesus.” (See Luke 1:31) This month we will help your child: Show interest in pictures, conversation and songs about baby Jesus. Do these activities with your child while talking about the Christmas story. Do It Look Into the Stable Look into the stable now. Who do you see? I see baby Jesus…

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Lead like Love Matters

The Biblical Pharisees were a group of religious experts who specialized in strict observation of the Jewish law and tradition. These full-time rule followers were frequently at odds with Jesus. Wanting to trap him, one day they asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” No matter which command He offered up as an answer, they were…

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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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