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babyZone: God Made Me

“God made me.” Job 33:4 This month we will help your child: Hear words and songs about God making people; Feel glad for his or her amazing body; Participate in a variety of fun activities and enjoy using his or her body.   Tell It! God made everything! God made the cold water we drink….

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Preschool: Take Time For Yourself

You do a lot for your child every day. Between meals, diaper changes, bathing, and play dates the list of things you do for them is pretty long. Let’s don’t even start with all that you buy your child. All of the toys, the clothes, the doctor’s bills, and on and on. But you’ll keep…

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Kids: Conversations Through TV Shows and Movies

Television shows and movies are just two media that kids watch. Beyond that, network and cable television, DVDs, and online streaming providers increase access to media for your kids. This is the world they live in, and it’s likely not going to magically disappear. Rather than fearing what they could be exposed to, commit to…

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9 Things that Matter Most at BYN

We welcome you to Bethany Youth Nation! My name is Martin and I’m the director of youth ministries here at Bethany. I know from first-hand experience the joys and challenges of raising teenagers. One of the truth’s that has helped my wife and I in our parenting journey is to know we’re not alone. There…

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Kids: Manners, Politeness and Respect, Part Two

Children are a work in progress.Their behaviour at two years old will be completely different at four. And their behaviour at seven years old is light years away from where they will be at twelve! They must learn what appropriate behaviour is and what it isn’t. It’s not something they will inherently know. We talked…

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Preschool: How to Deal with your Child’s Attitude Problem, Part 2

Our last email introduced some ideas on what we can do to deal with attitude problems our kids may have. Bottom line: it’s hard to deal with and can be extremely frustrating. It is easy to become angry and fed up with that behaviour. James 1:19 says, “This you know, my beloved brethren. Everyone must…

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babyZone: God Cares for Me

Laying the Foundation There is no more appropriate place for a child to learn trust than in your family! Such security becomes the basis for learning to trust God and beginning to feel His love. Make sure your child understands that your home is safe and that the people there are caring ones. Here are…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: May 27 -June 17

JK-SK May 27 – Paul Shipwrecked when going to trial in Rome Focus: God is always with me, so I can have courage Memory Verse: Never will I leave you. Hebrews 13:5   June 3 – God Created Us to Be Friends Focus: God loves everyone and they can be friends even if they are…

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Sticks and Stones

When caring for our teenagers there are two important realities all of us should keep in mind: Words are Powerful. We have the power with our words either to hurt or heal those in our influence. The most untrue kids rhyme is “Stick and Stones.” You know how it goes; “Sticks and stones may break…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: May 13-20

JK-SK May 13 – Paul tells others about Jesus Focus: God can protect me, so I can trust Him. Memory Verse: He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. Psalm 18:30 (NLT) May 20 – Paul and Silas in jail when an earthquake hits. Focus: God is with me, so I…

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