encouragement for teens

A Simple and Effective Way to Encourage Your Teen (Freebie!)

Encouragement for teens is needed. A simple, yet powerful way to encourage your teen is to text them inspirational and motivational memes. Download free memes today and help your teen thrive. Read More

146+ Best Chapter Books for Tweens that will Also Build Character

(Inside: 146+ best chapter books your tweens will love that will also help them develop positive character qualities. For late-elementary/middle school-age kids.) “My mom always tells me that people in third world countries are starving and I should appreciate what I have,” my 12-year-old son wrote. “But I just didn’t get it. We live in Read More

A Lesson to Increase You & Your Kids’ Happiness

  (Inside: A simple family activity that will help you and your kids be happier.)   “Mom, I hid in the bathroom because I was scared my teacher would make me read my paragraph in front of the whole class,” my son whispered in the safety of the dimly lit room as I tucked him Read More

One Way to Get Your Kids to Cheerfully Clean

(Inside: An idea to teach your kids the value of hard work.)   I’m teaching my boys one way to a woman’s heart…  Cleaning.       And it’s working…so I wanted to share.   See this fabulous chore-chart/incentive-program/how-my-kids-earn-their-allowance thingy?     It’s a nice addition to our routine right now.    Usually, I just pin Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (Conclusion)

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   I didn’t want our family’s Once-a-Month journey of daily showing God’s love in tangible ways to be the parents’ journey – I wanted my kids to be ALL IN too.    This month, we encouraged our kids to listen to their Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (July)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.)    This month my friend was running a half-marathon and to raise money to provide clean water for people in Africa. Her kids and mine are friends, so when I told my boys what their friend’s mom was doing we were totally in for contributing and praying for her. She Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (June)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.   This month of giving made me shake my head and laugh.    It reminded me of my 3-year-old’s last birthday.  We’d put thought and effort into buying him nice new toys and then as an afterthought, I also picked Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (May)

“If our church body disappeared instantly, would our community notice?”    The pastor’s question caught in my throat.   He continued, “As a church, do we pay attention to God’s calling of giving and serving those in the community around us?  Does our church reflect God’s love and provision in our community?  Do we just talk the Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (April)

“Stuff” sucks us all in, doesn’t it?   Yes, kids, you do need one more lego set to add to the one million you already have. And I think those new pair of shoes are calling my name… (Then all the complaining when it’s time to pick up…but no, we’ don’t have too much stuff…) Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (March)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart.)   Our family has been working on sharing Jesus’ love by giving and serving more.  If you want to read the start of our journey and why we decided to do this, click here.   I had in my head what I wanted to Read More

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