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Fun Fall Craft for Tweens: Burlap Placemats

Looking for a simple yet meaningful craft project for your tween this season? Try burlap placemats—perfect for decorating the kitchen in a rustic autumn theme or hosting a table full of Thanksgiving dinner guests. And the best part is—these burlap placemats are fun and easy to make!

Supplies:
Burlap by the yard (any color)
Stencils
Acrylic paint
Small paintbrush

Instructions:
• Cut the […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fun Fall Craft for Tweens: Burlap Placemats

Encouraging Your Tween To Focus On Gratitude

Does your tween ever complain? If you’re like millions of other parents, then the answer is yes, definitely! As kids grow and mature, they’ll be bombarded with a whole bunch of emotions and discoveries about who they are—and what they like or don’t like about life. Unfortunately, this can easily breed a habit of grumbling […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Encouraging Your Tween To Focus On Gratitude

Preparing for the Holiday Season

This time of year, many of us are thrilled to see the Halloween hype die down at last. However, flipping the calendar toward November means we’re also nearing the busy holiday season, as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near. Just take a stroll through your local grocery and you’ll find aisles already filled with candy canes […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Preparing for the Holiday Season

Helping Your Tween Learn to Love Reading

Some kids are naturally voracious readers; some are not. If your tween falls in the latter category, here are some ways you can encourage her interest in reading.

Let her choose her own books— School will often dictate what and when your child does the bulk of a day’s reading. Allow her to choose her […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Tween Learn to Love Reading

Ideas for Your Tween’s Fall Break

Fall Break is just around the corner. How are you going to spend the time with your tween? Here are a few ideas to make the most of the brief break from the routine of school!

Go on a mom-daughter trip— Fall break is the perfect time to get away and have a heart-to-heart about […]

By |October 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ideas for Your Tween’s Fall Break

Fall Family Activities

Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy God’s creation as a family. Here are some ideas for making the most of the season together.

Apples, apples, apples—If you live near an apple orchard, take your family on a pick-your-own adventure. Or simply grab a bushel of fresh apples from the local grocery store or […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fall Family Activities

Navigating Tough Conversations with Your Tween

The tween years bring new developments in your child’s understanding of herself and others. This is the stage when kids are likely to begin asking tough questions about life, faith, and the world around them. The wise parent may not know all the answers, but she will welcome the questions. Here are some tips for […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Navigating Tough Conversations with Your Tween

Fun Weekend Activities For The Family

With the kids busy in school Monday through Friday, weekends become extra precious time for the family. Whether you prefer to rest and recuperate or go-go-go, here are some fun ideas for making the most of your weekends together.

Family night tradition — Busy schedules can quickly pull a family in different directions. Choose one […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fun Weekend Activities For The Family

Three Ways to Help Your Tween Make New Friends at School

For many tweens, school brings a transition from elementary to middle school. This might mean changing school buildings or merging with other students from throughout the area. Add to that the increase in social drama that’s common among middle grades, and school can rapidly become unfamiliar or even hostile territory for your tween. Learning how […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Three Ways to Help Your Tween Make New Friends at School

Family Devotional Ideas for the School Year

The school year brings a fresh start, and along with it, new opportunities to invest in your family’s spiritual growth. This year, why not set aside time on a regular basis to focus on family devotions? Here are some fun ideas for growing closer to God together this school year.

Faithgirlz devotionals — Explore one of […]

By |September 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Family Devotional Ideas for the School Year