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Edy Sutherland, Transformative Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  How many times have you heard or maybe said, “I went another day without ever using algebra”? We learn algebra to solve everyday real world problems. Too often, algebra is taught as a series of steps to follow, y=mx + b.   Many times, math teachers become so focused on the procedure they forget […]

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16
Sep
2014
Postmodern-Parent-Logo

{an archive from 2011}   One of the greatest issues facing the church today in America is the issue of children leaving the church when they get to age 18. According to a Barna survey, only 20% of teenagers involved in church activity as teenagers remain involved as twentysomethings. Despite millions of dollars spent by […]

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Family Matters, Teenagers, teens, Parenting

  Your children have been absorbing truths about Jesus. Through your family devotions, Bible storybooks, and your church’s children’s ministry programming, your child has soaked up theology, and he can give good answers to your questions about the Bible, God, Jesus, and the church. Don’t underestimate the value in the teaching of facts. The classical […]

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10
Sep
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Special Needs, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Cindi Ferrini

  Encouragement goes both ways. As caregivers to one with special needs, we enjoy and need to hear encouragement; but we also recognize how important it is to extend encouragement to others so they can begin to understand our role and challenges. Not everyone will want to. Not everyone will “get” it. Not everyone will […]

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08
Sep
2014
life event checklist, grace based parenting, Family Matters, Bledsoe, Tim Kimmel

  It’s called a Life Event Checklist.   It includes milestones like marriage, birth of a child, that same child starting college, divorce, and losing a job.  Insurance companies, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and financial advisors use these lists in risk assessment. That’s because Life Events—the good and the bad ones—are loaded with […]

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05
Sep
2014

4 Ways to NOT be a Jerk Mom

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parenting, Grace based parenting, family matters

  If you’re anything like me, you might have started your kids’ summer break with visions of vacations and day camps dancing in your head. It all seemed so full of promise- weeks full of lazy mornings and impromptu adventures. But then…   “Get upstairs and get your clothes on, NOW!”   Uh yeah, that […]

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03
Sep
2014

Follow the Leader

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follow the leader, follow me, sonia cleverly, grace based parenting, family matters

  We are bird watchers and bird lovers in my family, grateful to live in an area where there is often a nest of baby somethings in one of our trees or landscape bushes – mourning doves, Gambel’s quail, even great horned owls.   We absolutely delight in them!  The internet has been great fodder for […]

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28
Aug
2014
Family Matters, Teenagers, teens, Parenting

{archived from 2011} Can you imagine your child being expelled from school at age 10? How about your daughter having her first mug shot taken at age 11? What about your son standing before a judge on cyber bullying charges at age 12? This is the reality of kids from real-town America who posted something […]

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27
Aug
2014

Big Deal!

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big deal, parenting, cindi ferrini, grace based parenting

  Our 33 year old son (Joey) can do a lot of things for himself, but not enough to be on his own. He needs a lot of help with everyday things like self care, toileting, showering, direction, staying on task, meals, etc. Often he gets “into some groove” making it hard for us to […]

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26
Aug
2014

Developing Healthy Body Image

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{archive from 2011} As parents, and especially as Moms, we are champion protectors.  Like a Mama Bird guarding her eggs, we protect our little chicks day in and day out.  We heed recall warnings, rid our homes of BPA laced sippy cups, follow the data on how often and where our babies should sleep – […]

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