Category Archives: Parenting Tips

A Prayer For the First Day

Tips for Starting School

The first day of school can come with so many emotions for both you and your child. Excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and maybe even a little bit of sadness. We have all been there, and completely understand. For the parents, we have a “Tears and Cheers” table on the first day. For your children, we will be ready with a reassuring smile and a hug

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Language Building Tips

Language-Building Tips for Parents by Lindsay Watrous When our second-born son failed his newborn hearing screening, I was thrust into unfamiliar territory as a new mom. In addition to the normal adjustments that come with bringing home a newborn, I was also faced with the reality that our son had permanent hearing loss. His official diagnosis came at three weeks, he was fitted with

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School Lunch For Picky Eaters

School Lunches for Picky Eaters  Confession: I’m the parent of a picky eater.   I’ve been fortunate that our two older children have been pretty laid back about school lunch. One of them always eats a lunch from home due to food allergies. He has been fine eating either a PBJ or ham sandwich, combined with a fruit and veggie, every school day for five years. Bless him. His younger brother likes to mix it up

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Chores For Preschoolers

Chores for Preschoolers Lindsay Watrous has some great ideas on appropriate chores for preschoolers!   I was sorting my pantry today when I came across these three jars: one for chores, one for books, and one for fun learning activities. I made these jars back in 2012 when our two boys were still in preschool here at FUMCG (Ladybugs and Dragonflies). Seeking ways to

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