Parenting a Faithgirl

What to Do When Friends Are Unkind

Girls. They’re smart and fun and creative and sweet.

 

And not so sweet—sometimes.

 

Ask any woman who’s been through middle school and she’ll tell you girls can be catty, critical and downright mean to each other at times. The tween years are a prime season for developing close friendships, but even the best of friends will sometimes […]

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Preparing Your Child’s Heart for Back to School

Summer is fun but school can be, too. This time of year we need to help our kids transition from flip flops and popsicles to textbooks and alarm clocks. That process goes beyond just shopping for school supplies. It’s important to prepare their hearts, too.

 

Here are three ways to encourage your children as they get […]

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Balancing Screen Time for Kids

Kids love TV. And computers, and iPods, and smart phones and video games—heaven help! In this face-paced world of technology and media entertainment, how can a parent fight for the kids’ attention?

 

It might be easier than you think. The goal is to make screen time less enticing and your kids more discerning—so they can eventually […]

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Thank You, Parents!

You are the nurses, the teachers, the chefs and the chauffeurs. You cheer at games, help with math, fix afternoon snacks and hug away every tear. You are the face of Jesus to the people in your home.

 

You’re parents.

 

And God says that’s a crucial job.

 

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on […]

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Involving Kids in Family Chores

Smart parents make it their job to care for the household.

 

Brilliant parents work themselves out that job.

 

We’re all buried in housework, right? Laundry, dishes, mowing, dusting—yeah, forget the dusting. Overrated. Point is there’s so much to do and so little time to do it. Especially in summer when the whole family would rather be at […]

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Fun Summer Family Adventures

Looking for something fun to do as a family this summer—without breaking the piggy bank? Here are some great ideas for inexpensive, memory-making family adventures.

 

Park progressive dinner—Pack a three-course picnic and hop on board your bicycles for a progressive dinner, playground style. Head first to the closest park where you’ll serve the appetizer (veggie sticks). […]

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Dads, Love Your Daughters

Dads, we need to talk. Your daughter is growing up. She’s blossoming into a young lady now, with her own sense of fashion and independence and emotions like a rollercoaster you never bought a ticket to ride. (Neither did she, by the way.) We know you might be perplexed by some of her moods and […]

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Summer Reading Recommendations

School is out, but books are definitely still in! At Faithgirlz, we think summer is the perfect time to catch up on some fun and interesting reading. Not sure what to choose? We’ve got a list of great ideas to add to your summer reading stash. From adventure to mystery to classics and more, there’s […]

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Welcome Summer!

Swimming pools. Popsicles. Flip flops. Fireworks. What’s not to love about summer? With Memorial Day on the horizon, families get ready to shed the backpacks and welcome those lazy (or not-so-lazy) days of sunny skies and beach sand in your toes. Whether your family takes it easy in summer or packs the schedule with activities […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ah, daughters. You’ve raised them from babies to elementary school. Your closets have stocked everything from pink onesies to purple Converse. You’ve endured hours and hours of Dora the Explorer, Madame Blueberry, and every Disney princess known to man. You’ve read Bible stories, sung lullabies, shared secrets and kisses and hugs.

 

And today your beautiful baby […]

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