Does your daughter’s bedroom look like the clearance section of your local dollar store? Kids have a knack for accumulating too much stuff—and then pitching fits when Mom and Dad suggest parting with any of it. So how can you help your tween learn to declutter her room willingly and wisely? Ask her these five […]
This time of year, it can become tough for students to stay focused. Homework fatigue sets in just as spring weather beckons kids outdoors, and everyone is eager to escape those rigid school routines—including parents and teachers! So how can we help our tweens finish the school year strong?
Encourage them with these principles from Scripture.
Got lots of activities planned this summer? Between ball games, beach dates, and trips to the pool, kids can get hungry—fast. Here are some fun and fast no-bake snack mix recipes to keep on hand for those running-everywhere kind of days. Just mix the ingredients together in a seal-tight container and grab as needed!
S’mores Snack […]
Summer sunshine can remind us of God’s heavenly glory. Did you know the Bible is full of verses on this topic?
This summer, challenge your kids to memorize one of the following Scriptures every week—and reward them with special summer treats such as ice cream cones or frozen fruit pops. What a “glorious” way to rally […]
Summer tends to open more time for family connection. Looser schedules, longer days, and family vacations allow for heart-to-heart conversations and fun activities for many tweens and parents. Here are five ways you can be intentional about connecting with your tween daughter this summer.
Plan a purity talk. Whether you choose to utilize a published resource […]
February is the month of love. And who created love? God, of course! The Bible says God is love (1 John 4:8), and “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). As a family, spend some time memorizing Bible verses that inspire you to love and be loved as God designed. Here are […]
Are you tired of being cooped up in chilly winter weather? Here are some fun family activities designed to beat the winter blues—without going anywhere!
Tropical vacation— in the living room! If you can’t get away to the beach, bring the beach to your home instead. Spread out beach towels, play cabana music on iTunes, and […]
As your daughter gets older, friendships change from playmates to confidantes. Friends become more important and influential in a tween’s life, and as Christian parents we hope our children will make meaningful friendships with people who draw them closer to Jesus. How can we encourage that process? It begins with teaching our girls to examine […]
Valentine’s Day is all about love—and God says we should love our neighbor. So why not focus this year’s celebration on blessing the people around you? Here are some ideas to get your tween excited about spreading the love.
Make cards for friends— like these fun and quirky printable Valentines for tweens. Think beyond classmates and […]
Tweens love to bake, and what better way to fill their hearts and their bellies than with a healthier version of a favorite recipe? These not-so-standard chocolate chip cookie bars are packed with added superfood ingredients like almonds, coconut and flaxseed for a nutrient-rich treat your daughter will love.
– ¼ cup flaxseed
– ¼ cup almonds