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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

Strategies to Stay Organized All School Year Long

Want to start the school year off right? Start with a few simple organization tips that will help keep you on top of your household all year long.

School Forms Folder
Keep one folder in your home office or computer nook labeled “School Forms.” As soon as you empty backpacks each day, place any papers requiring […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Strategies to Stay Organized All School Year Long

Encouraging Your Daughter To Read On Her Own

The tween years bring an important transition for your daughter from read-aloud stories to reading on her own. Independent reading is healthy for a child’s development, and it can encourage a lifelong love of reading. Here are some suggestions for how to help your daughter grow into an eager independent reader.

Give her choices. Allowing your […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Encouraging Your Daughter To Read On Her Own

Planning Family Time During Busy Life Seasons

With school and fall sports on the horizon again, family schedules ramp up this time of year. With all your running to and from practices, rehearsals and clubs, plus all the usual homework to manage after hours, how can a busy family find time to relax and reconnect?

Here are some suggestions from your friends […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Planning Family Time During Busy Life Seasons

Helping Your Tween Transition Back to School

Parents, you all know how it is. The kids enjoy a leisurely summer of sleeping in late and playing all day. Then suddenly the calendar says SCHOOL and the entire family scrambles to get back in the groove of bedtimes, bus routes, homework and hot lunch. How can your sweet tweens adjust better this year? […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Tween Transition Back to School

Helping Your Tween Manage Conflict

Ugh, conflict. It’s not fun, but it is a normal part of life. When sinners interact with sinners, sometimes sparks will fly. How we handle the conflict can be a test of our spiritual maturity.

When our tweens experience riffs with friends, siblings, classmates or other peers, we don’t need to panic. Instead, let’s see […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Tween Manage Conflict

Teaching Your Tween to Pray for Others

As Christian parents we want our kids to love Jesus and grow strong in their faith. A big part of growing spiritually is learning to pray—not just for ourselves, but for other people, too.

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and […]

By |July 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Teaching Your Tween to Pray for Others

Making the Most of the Remaining Weeks of Summer

Every year families look forward to summer months, for a chance to rest and play and break free from the school year schedule. And every year those summer months seem to fly by faster than the year before. How can we make time slow down?

Here at Faithgirlz we encourage you to make the most of […]

By |July 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Making the Most of the Remaining Weeks of Summer

Goal Setting for the New School Year

School is out for the summer, but does that mean education is on hold ‘til fall? Of course not! Now is a great time to reflect on the past school year and determine new goals for the next one—before the memory of desks and notebooks fades in the summer sun. Here’s how.

Academics
Talk with your daughter […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Goal Setting for the New School Year