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Raising Spiritual Children

Raising Spiritual Children

“Mom, why does God make storms with lightning and thunder?” “Dad, why does God allow people to get sick?” “Grandpa, why does Jesus want us to follow him?”

Our children are spiritual beings. We can hear their spirituality in their questions and see it in the way they seek beauty, love, and goodness. The questions they ask can befuddle us, or make us laugh, or pull at our heart strings. We may not always have an answer for the spiritual questions our children ask us, and that is ok. More important is the willingness to listen to these questions and to nurture young minds and hearts as they seek a connection with God…

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Tips & Suggestions for Transition to Kindergarten

From reading to your child to safety information, these tips and suggestions can help make the transition to Kindergarten a fun and exciting time for parents, children, and parents!

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Kindergarten Readiness and the Registration Process

Is your child ready for kindergarten? The more you know, the more you can make sure you and your child are prepared. We consider topics such as timeslines, enrollment processes, CMS & Magnet schools, local charter schools, independent schools, catholic schools, websites for more resources, suggested reading, and other tips and suggestions.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Preparing for trick or treaters: Never invite children into your home that evening- even children you know so they don’t become comfortable with entering people’s homes on Halloween Keep pets somewhere secure for your pet’s and small children’s safety Keep your yard, driveway and entry way well lit and free of tripping or protruding hazards Battery powered light is preferable over candles, if candles are used make sure they are away from flammable leaves, curtains and can’t be knocked over by children If you hand out hard candy or small trinkets, make sure an...

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Ready for Kindergarten?

Ready for Kindergarten? Five teachers tell you what preschoolers really need for next year. Expert’s Pick Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? by Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore Learn More If your child’s preschool years are coming to an end, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. But is your child ready to move on to the “big” school? What skills do kindergarten teachers expect their new students to have? To help answer those questions (and ease your mind), we’ve asked highly regarded kindergarten teachers from around the country to share...

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