Blog  /   Archive: Toddlers

25
Oct
2013
Steve Rose, Grace Based Parenting, Grace, Raising Kids, Kids Say the Funniest Things, Family Matters

  A few weeks ago, both of my daughters were on electronic hiatus as a condition of punishment for some recent offenses. No iPod, Kindle, t.v., etc…realizing that we were going to have a free Sunday afternoon (we don’t get many of those as a pastor and family) I decided to lift the ban via […]

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21
Oct
2013
Discipline, Dilemma, raising kids, parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Ever feel like your disciplinary “bag o’ tricks” is just not cutting it? Some days it may feel like we’re trying just about anything and everything to get our kids in line. Time outs. Taking toys away. Restrictions. The list goes on and on.   I knew something was wrong with my bag of […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Grace based discipline, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, discipline, grace, mercy, Family Matters, Parenting, Help

One of our most frequently asked questions here at Family Matters by parents is on the subject of discipline. In this series, we will break Grace Based Discipline down into a framework that parents can use to help them determine how to discipline their kids with grace.     It’s a common misconception that the […]

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29
Jul
2013

VBS for Mommy

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VBS, Vacation Bible School, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Jenny Gillespie

  Last week my younger two children attended a vacation bible school that really moved me. I was excited to hear about what they had learned that day and what crafts they had made that pertained to the daily bible verse.  After attending the entire week, I realized that the lessons and bible verses they […]

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01
Jul
2013

The Non-Speed of Love

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Michelle Hutchison, The Non-Speed of Love, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, summer, pool, lessons, patience, fear

  It’s summer time again, the season of tank tops, Otter Pops, and the most time – honored of traditions… Swim Lessons.   No matter how well last summer’s lessons went, the pool-less months of jacket-weather season wreak havoc on the average preschooler. Swim Lesson Amnesia sets in and we may find ourselves right back […]

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character building tips for toddlers

Let’s be honest with one another for a moment. Do you have a plan for building your children’s character? I’m serious… do you?! Personally, I consider myself fortunate when my children go to bed well fed, bathed and without having thrown >5 tantrums in a day.  Now being intentional in building character in my children? […]

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11
Mar
2013
Spiritual Meal Preparation, Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog

Meal preparation once was and can still be a nemesis for me: selecting the right balance of nutrition, preparing the meal and expecting my two daughters now 4 and 5 years old will value my efforts and the nourishment to their bodies. My first born rejected eating at three weeks old. Doctors diagnosed her with […]

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Family Matters - Connecting Church and Home, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Join us this month as we give you little snippets of insight from Dr. Kimmel’s book Connecting Church and Home, which is ready for purchase! Order your copy today! Download a FREE Sample Chapter!

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22
Feb
2013
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And no, that was not a good thing….   Kristina, our second born was healthy, smart, helpful, and compliant. She was often there to help our son Joey (3 years older than her) when he needed his shoes tied, face washed, or teeth brushed. The problem was – she was somewhere around the 5-7 year […]

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15
Feb
2013
Family Matters Blog

Whoever said, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” was an idiot. I’m not even sure what that saying means, exactly. Does it mean that if you truly love someone, you will never wrong them and therefore never have to say you are sorry? Or, does it mean that because you are in love […]

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