Archives: Parent Life Posts

Commander, Coward or Coach?

You’ve probably seen them and maybe even winced a little – parents who relentlessly boss their children around and seem to think the louder the voice, the more authority conveyed. These kids fear moving a muscle out of place in fear of retribution. These parents are afraid of being out of control. Or maybe you’ve…

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Kids: Handling Frustration, Anger, and Arguments

This month we are going to focus on handling frustration, anger, and arguments in the home. John 16:33 says, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Tribulation is great trouble or suffering. Though you will have days as a parent when you will feel like indeed you…

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babyZone: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Separation Anxiety, Your Kid and You

Dear Parents, just a quick note from me: When I am at the desk in the church nursery accepting children into either the nursery or the Age 2 class, occasionally there are times when a child just doesn’t want to leave their parent. I was Googling some things the other day and came across the…

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Preschool: Tattle Tale, Tattle Tale…

The preschool years are full of wonder, excitement, rapid development, and adventures for your little ones. Most of these are equally exciting and adventurous for you, too, but oh, how we wish we could skip some of them…especially the art of tattling. The video that goes with this lesson is one you will not want…

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Buddy Up

Ever feel overwhelmed and alone as a parent? Then it’s time for action; it’s time to buddy up! One trait of spiritually healthy families is that they maintain nourishing friendships with other families. This is a great idea! When your family is friends with other families there is a tremendous amount of mutual benefit. From…

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Kids: Money Management and Allowance, Part 2

We’ve talked about managing money, tithing and giving, and how important it is to have God’s perspective of money. Let’s now talk about some creative ways to teach your kids, in a practical way, how to do this. Delayed gratification, giving up today’s desires for future benefits, is a biblical concept. King Solomon, the wisest…

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Preschool: How To Deal With Backtalk, Part 2

We hope you’ve had the opportunity to watch the parenting video that goes with this lesson. The task of teaching your preschooler to use their words respectfully and politely can be challenging; especially since they don’t always understand when they’ve said something inappropriate. Hopefully, however, the following tips will help you get the job done….

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babyZone: Discipline and Little Children

You might wonder about the title of this article and where are we going with this. Continue to read and let us know what your thoughts are on this subject. Discipline means “teaching” – the very kind of teaching Jesus did with His disciples! It is an opportunity to teach a child appropriate ways to…

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Boundaries that Make Sense for Teenagers

When it comes to parenting teens, some topics are good to know about, others are essential. Establishing and maintaining clear and appropriate boundaries for and with our teenagers fits in the latter category. This is such an important topic, we spent a recent Lunch and Learn discussing it. Whether the issue is communication, discipline, safety,…

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Kids: Money Management and Allowance

Do you know the Bible speaks about money and related topics close to 2,000 times? The Bible talks about greed, tithing, contentment, hard work, stewardship and the list goes on. All throughout scripture we are taught to have a Godly perspective on money. It is why it is never too early to begin to teach…

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