Parenting

6 Christ-Centered Christmas Activities for Families

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Sometimes the idea of “keeping Christ in Christmas” is easier said than done. Though there is nothing wrong with enjoying cookies, Santa Claus, and reindeer, we also want to look for ways to celebrate the reason for the season. Here are six fun, Christ-centered Christmas activities for families. 1. Have a Cookie Exchange Party What…

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How to Teach Kids Conflict Resolution

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We may think our toddlers and preschoolers are too young to resolve their own conflicts. However, when we model it and practice it with them, they can learn peacemaking habits early. Let’s discuss how to teach kids conflict resolution skills in their everyday lives. 1. Explain How to Respond During Physical Conflict We’ve all been…

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Toddlers and Technology: 3 Keys for Creating Healthy Habits

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Growing up in today’s technological world essentially requires you to have a device in your home. But where does that leave us with our children? Finding a balance with how much and what type of screen time your child participates in is important so that they form healthy relationships with technology. Here are three keys…

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The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement

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Growing up, we are often unconsciously taught to believe that it’s about what we do and how well we do it that allows us to be accepted or loved. While praising our child may seem like a good thing, it can have opposite effects. The principle of unconditional love is one we can teach our…

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The Best Chores for Preschoolers & Toddlers

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The earlier you introduce your child to housework, the easier it will be to get them to help out in the future and the stronger lessons they will learn. In the early developmental stages of life, we have to be realistic and know that the point of chores isn’t that the child is doing the…

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5 Ways to Switch to Positive Language

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As parents, our words have the power to shape our children’s thinking and thus shape how they behave and who they become. Children are watching and learning from every move we make – our language included. Using negative language can cause children to think less of themselves and what they are capable of. In order…

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Understanding Tantrums: Why They Happen & Why They Should

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Understanding tantrums (or the inability to understand them) is just one of the frustrations that come with parenting a toddler. Another frustration comes from actually coping with tantrums and wondering if we are handling them correctly. In order to better understand how to react to and effectively manage temper tantrums, it’s important to understand what…

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