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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.

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Talk with your daughter […]

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

Simple Ideas to Entertain Your Tween This Summer

Remember when the kids were easy to amuse? Pop them in a sandbox and they were happy for hours. Not so with tweens. An older child’s social and intellectual needs are more complicated, which means as parents we might often find ourselves scrambling for ideas to keep the kids engaged. Here are some simple ways […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Simple Ideas to Entertain Your Tween This Summer

Summer Jobs for Tween Girls

Summer is the perfect time for tweens to discover the value of work and earning their own money. While they’re not yet old enough to get a traditional job, many tweens are ready to take on new responsibilities—and get paid for it.

Here are some ideas for helping your tween earn an income this summer.

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By |June 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Jobs for Tween Girls

Helping Your Daughter Pray for Others

Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life. It draws us closer to God and reminds us of our dependence on Him. Yet prayer doesn’t come naturally to everyone. As parents we have a wonderful opportunity to guide our children toward a meaningful prayer life. Here are a few ways we can do that […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Daughter Pray for Others

Tips for Planning a Peaceful Family Vacation

Ahhhh, summer! Time for sun and fun and — family vacations! If you look forward to a summer trip all year long, then do what you can to ensure its success before you even hop in the car. Here are some key tips for planning a peaceful summer family vacation.

Get the kids involved. Ask them […]

By |May 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for Planning a Peaceful Family Vacation