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A Christian Parents Guide On Talking To Your Daughter About Eating Disorders

A Christian Parents Guide On Talking To Your Daughter About Eating Disorders

Eating. It should be one of the most normal and natural things we do - just another part of our everyday life, right?

For many people today, it is more complicated than that.  The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) states that in the United States alone, 20 million women suffer or will suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their life, with the majority of cases found in girls between the ages of 13 to 18. It is integral that Christian parents know how to talk to their daughters about eating disorders.  

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Inspiration of Scripture: Is The Bible the Inspired Word of God? [Video]

Inspiration of Scripture: Is The Bible the Inspired Word of God? [Video]

Over the last century, the doctrine of Inspiration (i.e. inspiration of Scripture) has become a centerpiece of discussion and interest, which in effect has raised many questions. For example, how can one know that the Bible is in fact inspired? If men wrote the Bible, how can it be of divine origins? How much of Scripture is actually inspired? Etc.

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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Caring for a Sick Child

3 Things To Keep In Mind When Caring for a Sick Child

The heavy wooden door groaned as I pushed past with a silver cart laden with towels, hot water, and materials to build a splint. Closed blinds shed a dim light on a young boy lying restlessly on the hospital bed. His mother rose to meet me; her eyes too tired from caring for a sick child to return my smile as I entered the room.  She had been by his side almost every moment for the last 72 hours so that her son would have a friendly face whenever he was awake during the day...

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Fast Facts About Common Core Standards You Will Want To Know

Fast Facts About Common Core Standards You Will Want To Know

Common Core standards have been adopted by the many states and the District of Columbia. In light of their widespread adoption and implementation, you might expect general agreement on what they are, their benefits, and their acceptance. Unfortunately, the debates surrounding the Common Core standards often serve to confuse those they affect most deeply: you and your students.

Here are some basic facts about the Common Core Standards in the high school years to help you gain a better understanding of the system your school is using, and the possible alternatives.

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5 Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

5 Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

Summer is a great time to take advantage of fun, outdoor science activities! Whether you enjoy hiking with your child or cooking in the kitchen, there are many ways to engage your child in fun summer science projects.

A fun aspect about summer is being able to conduct scientific experiments outdoors in God’s creation. Some of these experiments are a little messy, but they clean up readily on a surface that can be hosed off.

Check out these 5 fun summer science projects for kids that is sure to keep them learning this summer!

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Questions and Answers: Thank-You Note Etiquette for Parents

Questions and Answers: Thank-You Note Etiquette for Parents

The importance of writing a thank-you note cannot be overemphasized. As parents, you have a great responsibility for getting your child in the habit of writing thank-you notes. Yet, very few children will actually want to write a thank-you note. It is an innate response that after a child receives a fun birthday gift, he or she would much rather play with it instead of sitting at the table and trying to come up with something to write down.

But it is so important!!!

Writing thank-you notes shows that your child has good manners. It also displays that they are respectful of the other person and grateful, which are great quality characteristics in a human being. Learning proper thank-you note writing techniques will serve your child very well in their future. Personally, I am so happy that my mother took the time to make me write thank-you notes (which was quite the struggle). It has served me very well as I have had many events where I found it necessary to write a thank-you note.

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3 Interactive Family Devotion Ideas For Summer

3 Interactive Family Devotion Ideas For Summer

“And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 11:19 (KJV)

Teaching our children good devotional practices can be a challenge in an increasingly busy world. Thankfully, God gave us a blueprint for family devotion ideas that will help us all not only learn God’s Word, but also live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

Here are four thoughts for parents looking for family devotion ideas for summer 2015:

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Fun 4th Of July Questions and Answers [with Printables!]

Fun 4th Of July Questions and Answers [with Printables!]

Celebrate this Independence Day with some fun 4th of July Questions and Answers. Do you know how tall the Statue of Liberty is? Or how about what bird Benjamin Franklin proposed as the national bird? These trivia questions are sure to be a hit at your gathering.

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Tips For Raising Children That Get Along With Others

Tips For Raising Children That Get Along With Others

I fought a lot with my brother when I was growing up, and I am pretty sure he started to get his white hair during my teenage years. I was rebellious from my first day of life.

 

Ephesians 4:32 reminds us, “ And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” Now as a parent I have been searching for guidance on how I can raise children that get along with others.

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7 Christian Movie Suggestions For A Summer Family Movie Night

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Bringing the family together for a fun movie night can be just what they need after a full day in the sun. However, before you start getting out the popcorn maker, you need to decide on a good movie for your family. We’re here to help. 

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8 Fun Ways to Keep Learning During the Summer

8 Fun Ways to Keep Learning During the Summer

With the summer months upon us we have entered the “summer slide” where students began to forget what they’ve worked so hard to learn the past nine months. That old saying “use it or lose it” can be really true. Those times tables are not like riding a bike; if you don’t keep up with them, you will forget. However, continuing to learn over the summer doesn’t have to be a drag!

Check out these 8 fun ways to keep learning during the summer:

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5 Methods For Committing Scripture to Memory

5 Methods For Committing Scripture to Memory

Committing Scripture to memory is a vital aspect of walking out the faith. As you hide God’s Word in your heart, you have unlimited access to living it out daily. The benefits are invaluable!

However, if you’re like me, you sometimes forget what you’ve had for breakfast before noon the same day! How then can we prepare our minds to memorize God’s Word?  Here are a few tips that might be helpful:

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Tips for Teaching Your Children to Budget at Any Age

Tips for Teaching Your Children to Budget at Any Age

As a child, my father always made sure that I was fully aware of how money worked.  I came from a family that did not have a lot of money, so we mostly just purchased the essentials. However, growing up this way was a great opportunity to understand that children of all ages can learn financial practices. Learning how to budget and to think about long-term financial goals are very valuable lessons your children will carry over into adulthood.

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5 Ideas for Faith-Filled Father’s Day Activities

5 Ideas for Faith-Filled Father’s Day Activities

Have you ever felt a bit startled when someone asked you, “How are you planning to spend Father’s Day?” This holiday, which has been celebrated in the U.S. since 1910, aims to focus on a very important male figure that is often taken for granted.

I remember a particular Father’s Day church service where the fathers were given a mini-screwdriver as a reminder of who they really were—troubleshooters! While many fathers do assume this role, they are so much more than troubleshooters. Taking time to honor our fathers really does take genuine effort and thoughtfulness on the part of every family member.

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How To React When Your Child Says, "I'm Dumb"

How To React When Your Child Says, "I'm Dumb"

A parent’s heart breaks a little bit when their child slumps home from being with their friends, throws their backpack on the floor and declares how “dumb” they are. From the parent’s perspective, the child is wonderful and it is strange that they would doubt that. From the child’s perspective, they are feeling like they can’t compare to their friends or siblings, and so they must be permanently flawed.

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Christ-Centered Summer Reading List for Families

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Summer is almost here and school is about to end. During this time, there is no better way to stay academically in shape than by reading books. Children can continue their academic practice and families can spend quality time with each other by making their very own summer reading list.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

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How To Help Your Child Develop Their God-Given Talents

How To Help Your Child Develop Their God-Given Talents

Are talents given from above or developed? Some may say they are given, others may say they are developed with time.

Both are true: talents are given and developed.

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5 Essential Table Manners Every Child Should Know

5 Essential Table Manners Every Child Should Know

There are fewer things that are cuter than barbeque sauce smeared across a toddlers face. However, when your 11-year-old burps the alphabet at the dinner table in front of your new neighbors, it is not so cute.

Good table manners are very important as they ultimately show respect for others. So where should you start in the non-alphabet burping table manners training? The following lists 5 essential table manners that every child should know:

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5 Ways To Teach Your Child Why Memorial Day is Important

5 Ways To Teach Your Child Why Memorial Day is Important

Many children know what Memorial Day means – a day off from school! While getting a day to enjoy the beautiful May weather is a reason to celebrate, it is also important to remember why Memorial Day is important. This federal holiday is a great opportunity to teach your children about duty, honor and patriotism. 

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A Christian Parent's Guide On Disciplining Children

A Christian Parent's Guide On Disciplining Children

As parents, when you think of disciplining your children, you might think of spanking, sending them to a time out, or putting them in bed without dessert. However, the word discipline comes from the Latin word "discipulus", which means knowledge or to instruct. When you think of guiding, teaching, or instructing your children, you probably feel pride, hope, and joy in your parenting.

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