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5 ways to help your student finish the school year strong

You can feel it in the air. Taste it. Hear it. Smell it. Just look into the eyes of any kid from the ages of 6-18, and you can sense the insurmountable joy that lays within them: The end of the school year is in sight. There’s still a month or so to go in most schools and you can’t give up the race when you’re this close to…

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Talking about God at work & school

We’re fast approaching the time of year when many 18-year-olds across the country will end one chapter of their lives and move into their college years. And for many Christian teens, that means stepping into the cornucopial abyss of worldviews you find on secular universities. Maybe you’ve been preparing your kid…

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Talking with your kids about their day

You probably know what it’s like. Your child comes home from school, tosses their backpack in the hall and mumbles a “Hi”. You ask how their day was and they say “fine” and that’s pretty much your conversation. It doesn’t have to be like that. iMom.com has 18 after school conversation…

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School lunches boring already?

Are your kiddos complaining already about the boring, cold lunches that they have to take to school?   Do you take your kids shopping to get them pumped up and let them choose items to put into their lunch only to grab the same ol’ things?  Me too!  It’s so much easier to throw a PB&J sandwich in with an apple and chips…

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Homework 101

Homework issues can arise at any grade level. Here are some ways Mom and Dad can help.

Back to school means back to basics

Several members of my immediate family serve the public school system in our area.  My wife is a school nurse; my mother-in-law was a school nurse until she retired. I have two daughter-in-laws who are teachers and a son who will soon graduate with a degree in elementary education.  I’ve learned that family members who share a common…

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My kids hate school. What should I do?

One evening last week, just before bedtime these three words came from my oldest son, “I hate school.” He’s almost finished with 2nd grade. Part of me had known it was only a matter of time until my kids started to feel this way, but the words hadn’t been said until that night. My two sons really are excelling…

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Helping your kids finish the school year strong

Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family Magazine has some suggestions for helping your kids finish the year strong. They say kids begin the second semester with a bang but it’s common for them to quickly lose steam. They suggest a special calendar color-coded for each child and highlighting holidays and events the kids…

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Parenting tips for the school year

With the school year in full swing, your kids are out of the break of summer and into the stress and challenges of school life.  If you’re looking for ways to help your kids tackle life at school, I found two articles you can check out. The first is from CNN about how to help your kids handle bullying at school.  The second from…

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