kids and Christmas gifts

Holiday Giving and the 5 Love Languages Do you feel like your children or students have a case of the “Christmas gimmies?” Is “no” fast becoming  your most used word during the holiday season? Are you rushed and stressed already about shopping and hosting family events? The holiday season is here and as usual there…

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family mission statement

Does Your Family Have a Mission Statement? The idea of a mission statement is not new.  Businesses have put in countless hours hashing out their mission statement. The idea then moved on to personal mission statements thanks to Stephen Covey among others. What if we applied this idea to our families? Or our classrooms? Would…

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happy kids

Guidelines for Parenting A few years ago, Andy Stanley, senior pastor at Northpoint Church, created a message series entitled Future Family.   In one of the sessions, Andy and his wife, Sandra talk about things they learned and advice they have followed as parents.  It was a brave and informative session because no matter what…

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boy with light bulb

How to make consistently good decisions What do kids and adults do all day everyday? It’s so automatic, many times we aren’t even aware that we are doing it. Other times we think and agonize over it for days in order to do it right. It’s so common, you’ve probably done it about 100 times…

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Mother talking to her children

Connecting with the Heart of a Child If I asked you to list the many challenges of parenting could you give me an extensive list? Everything from getting George to clean up after himself to learning to play with his sister without fighting? If I asked you to list the many joys of parenting, could…

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Three silly, playing kids

Make the Most of Summer Memories Quote on Facebook: Educators don’t have 3 months of summer vacation…they are in 3 months of recovery! What can you do to make sure that summer is a time of renewal not just more of the same frenetic, stressful school year pace. Here’s a tip: Make the most of…

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