Make Mealtimes Fun

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 26, 2012     Make Mealtimes Fun   In many homes, dinnertime is the only time when the family actually gets together. This becomes more pronounced as children get older and schedules become more complicated. It’s unfortunate that many parents overemphasize manners or food choices or even

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Why a Bedtime is Important

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 24, 2012 Why a Bedtime is Important One of the gifts parents can give their children is teaching and developing the character quality of self-discipline. With young children, in particular, bedtime is a good place to start. Children often don’t want to go to bed and the

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Teach Children to Take a Break

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 19, 2012   Teach Children to Take a Break   When you begin to see a bad attitude or hear that manipulative whining voice, have your child take a Break. With young children, as young as two or three years old, have them sit in a particular

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Will Work 4 Socks

WILL WORK 4 SOCKS             Each year our youth group participates in an activity called “Faith in Action.”  They join forces with other youth groups to collect and distribute supplies to the homeless in the Houston area.  Our target goal is to serve 500 people in need.  This year, the League City youth group is

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Other Leaders and Authorities

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 12, 2012 Other Leaders and Authorities During the early elementary years, children usually begin to develop interests and attend activities outside the home. The circle of leadership in your child’s life will broaden as you enroll your child in sports, music, and other programs. In these situations

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I Didn’t Cry…

I Didn’t Cry… I wasn’t real sure how I was going to react when it came time to leave Shelby at college. I tend to get choked up when it comes to things like this, which is a bit ironic.  I mean, I’m usually upbeat and have no problem talking.  In fact, I’m sure I’ve

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Be Careful of Reverse Psychology

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 7, 2012 Be Careful of Reverse Psychology Parents continue to look for ways to get their young children to cooperate. One of the methods some parents use is called “reverse psychology.” It often works, but can have dangerous side effects. When the two-year-old doesn’t want to eat

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What Would You Give for a Doughnut?

PUSHUPS FOR DOUGHNUTS It’s been a dozen years since I first taught this lesson to a youth group.  It’s been a couple thousand years since it was originally presented to mankind.  Here is how it unfolds… I begin by asking a student if they would like a doughnut.  They usually accept.  That’s when I ask

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Family Camp Out

                              Family Camp-Out (The following is a guest article written by Hope Gibson) The League City church of Christ would like to invite all those who are interested in a fun-filled weekend of camping pleasure and family fun to the Huntsville State Park on December 14, 15, & 16, 2012. League City church of Christ

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