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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 […]

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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

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