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Preparing Your Tween to Go Back to School

Where did the summer go? Over the next few weeks, families across the country will be gearing up for back to school. This transition can be both exciting and stressful for tweens and parents alike. Here are some tips for helping your daughter ease into the new routine.

Schedule routine medical, eye, and dentist appointments before […]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Preparing Your Tween to Go Back to School

Five Scriptures to Encourage Your Tween’s Heart

Tween girls need a lot of encouragement. As they mature from little girls into lovely ladies, they will face plenty of doubts and worldly influences that might cause them to question their value. But God’s Word is “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17). It can cut through any discouragement and lead us toward victory.

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By |July 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Five Scriptures to Encourage Your Tween’s Heart

Motivating Tweens to Do Chores

Summer brings lots of togetherness—which means lots of mess. How can parents motivate their kids to help with the clean-up? Here are some ideas for encouraging your tween to participate in family chores.

First Chores, Then Fun
Create a list of chores to complete each morning before a designated hour. Tell the kids that they must complete […]

By |July 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Motivating Tweens to Do Chores

Campfire Banana Boats

Here is a fun and decadent treat to enjoy over a summer campfire. Gather the family, bring plenty of spoons, and enjoy telling stories and jokes as you dig into these delicious campfire banana boats—an instant family favorite!

Ingredients:
Bananas (one per serving)
Peanut butter (or peanut butter / butterscotch chips)
Chocolate chips
Marshmallows

Leave the banana in the peel and […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Campfire Banana Boats

Simple and Affordable Staycation Ideas

Who says you have to drive cross country in order to enjoy a summer family vacation? Here are five simple and affordable ideas for summer staycations close to home.

Camping. Borrow a tent or camper and reserve a camp site near home. Bring groceries, books, board games and lots of marshmallows for roasting. Conversations around a […]

By |June 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Simple and Affordable Staycation Ideas

Ten Ways to Keep Your Tween Reading During the Summer

School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean reading needs to take a break. In fact, summer is a great time to catch up on as much reading as possible! Here are ten ways to keep your tween reading this summer.

1. Buy books for her to read. Books make great surprise gifts, plus—bonus—you’ll […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ten Ways to Keep Your Tween Reading During the Summer

Bonding with Your Daughter During the Summer Months

There’s something about lazy summer days that bring about the best in our relationships. Freedom from school schedules, family vacations and plenty of trips to the café for smoothies make for wonderful opportunities to bond with your tween or teen daughter this time of year. Here are a few key guidelines to help build strong […]

By |June 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Bonding with Your Daughter During the Summer Months

How to Help Your Tween Declutter Her Room

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 […]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Help Your Tween Declutter Her Room

Finishing Strong: How to help your tween stay focused as the school year winds down

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.

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By |May 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Finishing Strong: How to help your tween stay focused as the school year winds down

Summer Snacks on the Run

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 […]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Snacks on the Run