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Five Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult Than It Already Is | Part 5

8/3/2018
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Don’t Teach Them To Love and Respect God How are we living out our faith in front of our children? Are we a family who lives out what it means to have a relationship with Jesus or are we merely a family who follows a list of religious do’s and don’ts? Is this relationship something [...]

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Five Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult Than It Already Is | Part 4

8/2/2018
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Let The Culture Around You Dictate Your Parenting Plan There are several areas we can allow the culture to impact how we parent. The first is keeping a crazy schedule. It seems like there is a belief that if I keep my children busy they won’t get into trouble. The problem with that is then [...]

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Five Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult Than It Already Is | Part 3

8/1/2018
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Get Your Own Issues In the Way of Your Parenting Because this is so easy to do, we probably need to constantly monitor to make sure that we aren’t allowing our issues to impact our parenting.  This battle may be greater then ever before.  One of the issues that can impact how we parent, is [...]

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Five Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult Than It Already Is | Part 2

7/31/2018
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Don’t Prepare Them To Become Adults The whole goal of parenting should be to raise Godly children who will become responsible adults. This will make them marriageable and employable. To do this we should be giving them more and more responsibilities as they age. They can earn more privileges and freedoms as they prove themselves [...]

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Five Ways to Make Parenting More Difficult Than It Already Is | Part 1

7/30/2018
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Don't Teach Them To Respect Authority Many have said that parenting isn't for the feint of heart. Â Parenting is hard work! Unfortunately, there are things that we can do to make it much more difficult then it has to be. Â The first thing that will make life a lot more difficult is to not instill [...]

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Dealing with Bedtime | Part 5

7/27/2018
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Get The Big Picture We may ask why are we doing this in the first place? Is having a bedtime really that important? We have given several reasons through the course of this week answering those questions. Everything from making sure your “no means no” to preparing your teen for college life. There is one [...]

Duration:00:14:59

Dealing with Bedtime | Part 4

7/26/2018
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Help Them Manage Their Fears We mentioned earlier this week that one of the reasons for the bedtime battle especially for young children is fear. It is our job as parents to acknowledge, help them cope and eventually overcome these fears. But what does that look like? It first starts with acknowledging that it is [...]

Duration:00:14:47

Dealing with Bedtime | Part 3

7/25/2018
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Teens And Bedtime The goal for parenting is raising a Godly, responsible adult, who is both marriageable and employable. Part of this is knowing how to be responsible with getting some sleep. How many college students are not responsible with this part of their lives and their classes suffer? It is very difficult in the [...]

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Dealing with Bedtime | Part 1

7/23/2018
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Why Is It So Challenging? It almost seems that the area of bedtime can be a battle for every stage of parenting, from birth to curfew. This week we will address those issues, as well as, steps we can take as parents to help the bedtime battle. The first thing we need to ask is [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 10

7/20/2018
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Communication Blockers (part 2) The final blocker this week is one that we all have to deal with at one time or another. It is impatience. This is an emotion that can sometimes be avoided if we are simply more organized and not having to rush everywhere.  But ultimately patience is a Fruit of the [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 9

7/19/2018
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Communication Blockers (part 1) For many, the summer is a down time for the family because the kids are not in school there is extra time to do some fun family activities. With the start of the school year, for some even this week, the family day to day activities begin in full swing. Even [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 8

7/18/2018
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Utilizing Grandparents and Other Adults A last great venue for teaching communication is one that is sometimes overlooked. It is the grandparent. In today’s transient culture many families don’t live down the street from each other anymore. In fact, many don’t even live in the same state. The tragedy of this is that for most [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 7

7/17/2018
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Bed Time Another great venue for communication is bedtime. When children are small it is so important to create a bedtime routine. Many of these routines include reading to your child and singing before they go to sleep. The important thing about these sweet times with our children is just getting to be with them [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 6

7/16/2018
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Drive Time Many moms today spend countless hours in the car, aka the family taxi, because of the many extracurricular activities their children are involved in. Some parents sacrifice their time driving their kids to Christian school or braving the carpool line. We can turn these times into communication training because we have a captive [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 5

7/13/2018
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Communication Opportunities: The Family Dinner Table We have already addressed several reasons why communication is so important.  Next we will discuss a few venues for communication. Each of these venues we can use to “zone out” as a family but we have discussed the fact that we need to be intentional in creating opportunities for [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 4

7/12/2018
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Talking Through And About Conflict This week we have been talking about the importance of making communication training a priority in parenting. We have also mentioned that knowing how to communicate is a vital characteristic to have for a successful marriage. Teaching your child the basics of communication is important because it will lay the [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 3

7/11/2018
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Teaching Your Child Communication By Example There are many things that we teach our children by simply showing them how to do it. One of the most important and sometimes difficult things about parenting is that we must always be aware there are little eyes watching everything we do. This means our words and actions [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 2

7/10/2018
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Helping My Child Share Feelings In A Positive Way One of the most important aspects of communication is the ability to share ones feelings. Although this seems such a basic form of communication it can be easily overlooked in the training of our children. Yesterday we talked about how our current culture is so distracted [...]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Communicate | Part 1

7/9/2018
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Why Is This So Important? For the next two weeks, we will be talking about training your kids to communicate. This is one of those valuable tools that will help your kids be marriageable and employable in the future. There are many adults today that have not been trained how to communicate. Because of  the [...]

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Teaching Forgiveness | Part 5

7/6/2018
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The Importance Of Receiving Forgiveness There are many reasons to focus on teaching forgiveness. One of which is learning how to forgive enables your child to have a successful marriage. It helps your child avoid a life filled with bitterness and resentment. As they learn the cost of forgiveness it helps them to understand what [...]

Duration:00:14:59