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29
Oct
2014
Karina Loewen, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Halloween

What is the best day of the year to get to know the majority of the people living in your neighbourhood? It’s not Christmas Morning. Or Easter Sunday. Or the first day of school. The best day of the year to build community is on Halloween. People leave their fenced yards, their closed-in garages, and […]

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28
Oct
2014
friendships

{Originally published in 2011} There is such a fine line in parenting between guiding and controlling.  A parent must constantly be asking themselves, especially as their child ages, if a certain outcome is in the child’s best interest or simply a parental preference. Some parents, for instance, would prefer to pick their child’s friends for […]

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27
Oct
2014
Halloween, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based Parenting

As we round the corner to Halloween, one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States, many Christian parents are unsure what they should allow their kids to do. By many, this holiday is seen as a chance to have some good old fashion fun dressing up and getting way too many treats. […]

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23
Oct
2014
mommy guilt

{originally published in 2012}   Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling some (if not all) of the following statements throughout the course of a normal {mommy} day? “I’m just not doing enough.” “If only I could be like __________.” “What if __________?” “(Insert your child’s name) isn’t like (insert a friend’s child’s name)! […]

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22
Oct
2014

Tolerance vs. Compassion

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tolerance, compassion, grace based parenting, family matters, daisy

  Let us first start with the true definitions of each word.   Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.   Compassion: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.   Which would you rather teach […]

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21
Oct
2014

Overwhelmed Student Warning Signs

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girlgoingtoschool

{originally published in 2011}   I remember when my son started the fourth grade I just knew something was up. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but I could see that he wasn’t quite himself. Then a few grades started coming in that were not normal for him. I went and met with […]

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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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17
Oct
2014

In Broad Daylight

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burglary, safe kids, strong kids, reckless parenting, grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Edy Sutherland

  They carefully selected, preyed, and executed robbery of our home in broad daylight. All of our neighbors were home at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Evil waited. As my adjoining backyard neighbors drove away, the gig was on. Opening the unlocked gate, the burglars jumped the block wall to access our […]

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16
Oct
2014

Talking to Your Kids about Cancer

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cancer, family matters, grace based parenting, talking to your kids about cancer, Dr. Tim Kimmel

{Originally published in 2011}   Part of our job, as parents, is to teach our children a multitude of things.  We help them learn how to tie their shoes, write their name and ride a bicycle.  We help them to navigate social settings and make new friends.  The dual role of parent/teacher is often a […]

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14
Oct
2014

School Choice

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school choice

{originally published in 2012}   I’d like you to meet two teenagers: Jerome and Claudia. If you were to try to evaluate their spiritual character by doing an external assessment of them, you wouldn’t be able to detect a lot of what is going on inside of them. In fact, it’s a standard mistake to […]

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