The Conscience Needs Training

• • • • • Parenting Tip June 6, 2013 The Conscience Needs Training In 1 Corinthians 4:4 Paul says, “My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.” The reality is that just because the conscience prompts a person, doesn’t mean that it’s right. Children

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Building Relationship Makes Kids More Responsive

• • • • • Parenting Tip May 29, 2013 Building Relationship Makes Kids More Responsive Many parents see a problem and start giving instructions immediately. This often means that they yell across the parking lot or bark commands from the other side of the house to the other. We believe this approach isn’t the

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When Kids Want to Fight

• • • • • Parenting Tip May 24, 2013  When Kids Want to Fight  When children are unhappy they look for ways to draw their parents into a fight. Kids know just where your buttons are and how to push them to make you angry. “Dad wouldn’t do it that way,” or “You never

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Your Child has a Conscience

• • • • • Parenting Tip May 18, 2013 Your Child has a Conscience God has placed a conscience inside your child to help your child do four things: Do what’s right, deal with wrongs, be honest, and care about others. The Bible uses the word conscience 30 times in the New Testament. Twenty

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The Benefit of Reporting Back

• • • • • Parenting Tip May 9, 2013 The Benefit of Reporting Back One way to teach children responsibility in the everyday work of family life is to have them report back after completing a task. Many parents give assignments, assuming that their kids are completing the jobs, often resulting in frustration when

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When Addressing Sibling Conflict, Discipline Kids Separately

• • • • • Parenting Tip May 2, 2013 When Addressing Sibling Conflict, Discipline Kids Separately One of the most challenging aspects of family life is sibling conflict. You want your children to have close relationships but differing personalities, competitiveness, and immaturity often get in the way. Conflict between brothers and sisters is a

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Tasks, Problems, Conflict

• • • • • Parenting Tip April 22, 2013 Tasks, Problems, Conflict One way to avoid emotional outbursts with our children is to understand the difference between tasks, problems, and conflict. Tasks are the normal things parents do each day. You get kids out of bed, make sure they’re dressed, provide breakfast, check that

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Kids Struggle in Different Ways

• • • • • Parenting Tip April 17, 2013 Kids Struggle in Different Ways Some children struggle with things externally, acting out, getting in trouble at school or with the law, and disobeying their parents. Through these actions they often learn valuable life lessons. It’s not the best way to learn, and the experiences

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Teaching Through Decision Making

• • • • • Parenting Tip April 12, 2013 Teaching Through Decision Making Families make decisions and solve problems on a daily basis. Parents must make some decisions, and in those cases children need to learn to follow. At other times parents can involve children and help them make wise choices. Money, for example,

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