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20
Oct
2014
family matters, grace based parenting, pinterest, fall crafts, leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin spice

  Can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you taste it?   For some of you, Fall is definitely in the air! {Based out of Arizona has its advantages, but our “Fall” is 80 degrees…and somehow we still pull out the tall boots and scarves!}   We thought it would be fun to […]

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depression, anxiety, true greatness, family matters, dr. tim kimmel

  Let’s be honest: parenting is hard. Parenting a child with special needs is really hard. And when your special needs child has mental illness, it can be flat out daunting.   This isn’t about comparison – it’s about compassion. If you are a parent with a mentally ill child, or you are close to […]

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25
Sep
2014
Ten Ways to Teach Your Children Faith

{an archive from 2012}   In Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, Dr. Kimmel outlines Six Character Traits that all parents should strive to instill in their children to help prepare them for the challenges that inevitably lie ahead in their futures. One of the character traits is FAITH. “A child will not accept a life […]

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24
Jul
2014
younggirl

  As the new school year draws near or (as in Arizona, where we live) has already begun, there is a lot that we can do to improve the overall climate of our home. Here are just a few things we can do as parents to prepare our kids physically, mentally and spiritually to have […]

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15
Jul
2014

Back to School for Parents Too

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backtoschool

  Help prepare your kids for their big day with these five great back-to-school tips (for parents)!   1. Start the school year off on a positive note. Use every opportunity to encourage your child and project a positive year for them. Assure them that you will be there right along with them and together you’ll […]

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09
Jul
2014

High Cost of High Control :: eBOOK

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hchc_ereader

  Did you enjoy reading {or even re-reading} Dr. Tim Kimmel’s “The High Cost of High Control” Resource of the Month during June?   Would you enjoy this resource on an e-reader as well?   Well…It’s finally here!   Family Matters is proud to announce that “The High Cost of High Control” is now available […]

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03
Jul
2014

Let’s Get Crafty :: Red, White & Blue!

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Lets Get Crafty, Pinterest, Family matters, Fourth of July

  We just couldn’t resist sharing these cute and fun family crafts and ideas with you all in celebration of this great holiday! All of our 4th of July pins can be found on our “Let’s Get Crafty” Pinterest board;                           We all […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

  “In {the} “Appearance is everything” homes, a child might be struggling from the friction between his parents, but he’s forbidden to mention anything to relatives or teachers who could offer him emotional support while his parents work out their differences. Or a family might be experiencing a series of financial setbacks, but their daughter […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

  “There’s no doubt that controlling others by “mugging” works. It also stinks!  The capacity to emotionally mug others seems to be innate within the human heart. It only comes to the surface if we let it out, and it gains effectiveness the more we use it. Obviously, those who use this method need to […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

“No matter how we slice it, when we assume control in areas of people’s lives where God has not privileged us, it inevitably backfires. When we tally the negative effects of controlling some other person’s life, it’s easy to see why it isn’t worth it. Let me list a few reasons:   Regardless of the […]

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