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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.

Mom’s Helper— […]

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

Simple Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Lots of tween girls love to plan parties. Why not nudge your daughter with a few simple ideas for celebrating you this Mother’s Day? She’ll enjoy the planning, and you’ll all enjoy the rewards.

Donut cake pops—Buy a box of donut holes, a can of frosting, cake pop sticks and sprinkles. The kids can cover the […]

By |May 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Simple Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Helping Your Daughter Understand Bullying

Bullying is a hot topic in today’s world. Stats indicate as many as 1 in 3 kids say they have been bullied. Sadly, the majority of bullying happens in middle school.* Here are some important talking points to discuss with your tween daughter about bullying.

 

Bullying is considered any behavior that is harmful to another […]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Daughter Understand Bullying

Ten Scriptures to Study This Spring

Spring is here! As the trees blossom and flowers bloom, why not take advantage of the opportunity to study related Scriptures that can encourage you and your daughter in your faith. From planting seeds to the idea of fresh beginnings, the Bible has much to say about the “spring” seasons in our lives. Here are […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ten Scriptures to Study This Spring

Encouraging Your Daughter to Speak Her Faith

As Christian parents, we know we have an obligation to teach our kids about Jesus. But our goal shouldn’t stop there. We ought to also teach our children to share Jesus with other people—which is a great privilege and calling from God Himself.

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Encouraging Your Daughter to Speak Her Faith

Resurrection Rolls

Easter is a fun time of year for baking enthusiasts. Recipes abound for spring-colored cakes, cupcakes, loaves of bread and tasty pies. Tweens especially love to spend time in the kitchen creating goodies they can make themselves, with limited adult supervision.

Resurrection rolls are one tried-and-true recipe that your tween can easily manage and even share […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Resurrection Rolls

Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas

Got your tickets to Mexico yet? While many families may be beach-bound this spring break, plenty of others are not. For those of us staying closer to home, here are some fun ideas for family activities to make the most of your time together.

Be a local tourist. Why travel miles away when hidden gems of […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas