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Are you raising an encourager?

Did you know yesterday was National Day of Encouragement? In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, the apostle Paul tells the church to “encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Encouragement was God’s idea! That’s why we ought to be instilling it in our children. Here’s how.

 

Point your kids to […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Are you raising an encourager?

Teaching Kids to Be Servants at Heart

Today is International Day of Charity, a day to focus on serving others less fortunate. As Christians, serving others is a key aspect of our faith. We don’t serve others to earn God’s favor; we serve others because God’s favor already rests on us—and we’re eager to share His generous love with the world.

 

Are you […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Be Servants at Heart

Teaching Kids to Respect Their Teachers

 

Remember kindergarten when your daughter’s teacher was a saint in her eyes? Back then the teacher knew everything. Your daughter adored her.

In middle school, well, not so much.

As kids mature and reach an age of discernment, they also learn to be critical. They might begin making fun of their teachers or testing their boundaries in […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Respect Their Teachers

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 […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on What to Do When Friends Are Unkind

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 […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Preparing Your Child’s Heart for Back to School

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 […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Balancing Screen Time for Kids

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 […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Thank You, Parents!

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 […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Involving Kids in Family Chores

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 […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Dads, Love Your Daughters

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 […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Blog, Inspiration for Moms, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Summer Reading Recommendations