Conversation Starter Craft for Kids and Moms

Amanda Jass Talking to our kids provides the best chance to understand them. Asking a variety of questions from serious to silly helps us build our relationships with our kids. Most of the year, our kids’ schedules are overloaded with things to do. Whether it’s school or sports or music or something entirely different, there’s … Continue reading Conversation Starter Craft for Kids and Moms

Take This Spiritual Gifts Test with Your Family

Timothy L. Sanford, MA, LPC When your child gives their life to Jesus, a transformation begins. A spiritual gifts test helps them discover the gifts God then gives them. Before opening the link to the spiritual gifts test, let’s first explore what the spiritual gifts are all about. What are Spiritual Gifts? First off, a … Continue reading Take This Spiritual Gifts Test with Your Family

Using Social Media to Engage With Your Teen

Bob Smithouser They may sleep in your house and eat at your table, but teens live on social media. Tracy Sheppard and her teenage daughter, Kelsey, are friends. They don’t roam the high school halls wearing matching outfits and giggle about boys. But Facebook doesn’t care. In the world of social media, a “friend” is … Continue reading Using Social Media to Engage With Your Teen

How to Help Your Over scheduled and Busy Kids

Ann Ordway God created each of our children with a unique set of gifts, talents, and interests. However, your child’s identity does not stop at what they do or how they spend their time. So often, busy kids find their worth and significance in what they do. Keep reading to explore some practical solutions to … Continue reading How to Help Your Over scheduled and Busy Kids

When Someone Has “Different Pronouns”: Explaining LGBT Pronoun Usage to our Kids

by Focus on the Family Learn how to address and answer your child’s questions about LGBT pronoun usage. Then, cultivate healthy conversations about how to equip your children to communicate using love, care, and compassion. “Alright class. Today we’re going to introduce ourselves. Start with your name, your favorite color, if you have any pets, … Continue reading When Someone Has “Different Pronouns”: Explaining LGBT Pronoun Usage to our Kids

Teen Group Dates Can Be Fun

Margot Starbuck Snacks, sodas and sand dunes are just a few ways to make teen group dating a wholly enjoyable experience this summer “We had so much fun!” I raved to my mom, though I still smelled like coconut suntan lotion after our teen group date. That morning, my friends and I had packed PB&J … Continue reading Teen Group Dates Can Be Fun

4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Emotional Control

By Todd Cartmell Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels With your guidance and practice, your kids can learn to control their emotions. Here are four steps for helping your children regain the upper hand when intense emotions threaten to spiral out of control. Emotional control can be a little bit like a shootout in the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Emotional Control