Does your tween ever complain? If you’re like millions of other parents, then the answer is yes, definitely! As kids grow and mature, they’ll be bombarded with a whole bunch of emotions and discoveries about who they are—and what they like or don’t like about life. Unfortunately, this can easily breed a habit of grumbling […]
This time of year, many of us are thrilled to see the Halloween hype die down at last. However, flipping the calendar toward November means we’re also nearing the busy holiday season, as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near. Just take a stroll through your local grocery and you’ll find aisles already filled with candy canes […]
Some kids are naturally voracious readers; some are not. If your tween falls in the latter category, here are some ways you can encourage her interest in reading.
Let her choose her own books— School will often dictate what and when your child does the bulk of a day’s reading. Allow her to choose her […]
Fall Break is just around the corner. How are you going to spend the time with your tween? Here are a few ideas to make the most of the brief break from the routine of school!
Go on a mom-daughter trip— Fall break is the perfect time to get away and have a heart-to-heart about […]
Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy God’s creation as a family. Here are some ideas for making the most of the season together.
Apples, apples, apples—If you live near an apple orchard, take your family on a pick-your-own adventure. Or simply grab a bushel of fresh apples from the local grocery store or […]
The tween years bring new developments in your child’s understanding of herself and others. This is the stage when kids are likely to begin asking tough questions about life, faith, and the world around them. The wise parent may not know all the answers, but she will welcome the questions. Here are some tips for […]
With the kids busy in school Monday through Friday, weekends become extra precious time for the family. Whether you prefer to rest and recuperate or go-go-go, here are some fun ideas for making the most of your weekends together.
Family night tradition — Busy schedules can quickly pull a family in different directions. Choose one […]
For many tweens, school brings a transition from elementary to middle school. This might mean changing school buildings or merging with other students from throughout the area. Add to that the increase in social drama that’s common among middle grades, and school can rapidly become unfamiliar or even hostile territory for your tween. Learning how […]
The school year brings a fresh start, and along with it, new opportunities to invest in your family’s spiritual growth. This year, why not set aside time on a regular basis to focus on family devotions? Here are some fun ideas for growing closer to God together this school year.
Faithgirlz devotionals — Explore one of […]
Want to start the school year off right? Start with a few simple organization tips that will help keep you on top of your household all year long.
School Forms Folder
Keep one folder in your home office or computer nook labeled “School Forms.” As soon as you empty backpacks each day, place any papers requiring […]