Faith, Hope, and Love…HeartCORe

HeartCORe 7What are the greatest gifts a parent can give a child? Faith, hope, and love.

Join members of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team to be encouraged, equipped, and refreshed in your parenting walk at the 2014 Minneapolis HeartCORe Parenting Conference. Mark your calendar and register today for Saturday, November 1, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church.

Here’s a run down of the 12 power-packed workshops the team has planned for the HeartCORe Parenting Conference. We’ve covered all the bases to make it a day of enrichment, just for you!.

HeartCORe Parenting Conference Breakout Workshops

 Session I
1. 24/7 Kids: A Parent’s Guide to a Kid’s Tech World   Becky Danielson
Technology has changed our world and the way we raise our kids. How do we as parents keep up with the changes? In this workshop, we will discuss setting limits and creating boundaries for technology, including cell phones, the Internet, and social media. We will explore media tools, the effects of screen time on children, and how to intentionally unplug as a family. Led by Becky Danielson, M.Ed., cofounder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting.(Parents of elementary to high school)

2. Father’s Love   Matt Haviland
Based off of Matt’s experience of growing up without a strong male role model in his own life, we will talk about the love only a father can have for his own children─ and why that is so important to be nurtured by single moms. We will also cover how our kids thrive when we are advocates for the other parent─ instead of adversaries; and how other strong Christian men can stand in the gap if Dad is not available. Most of all, we will discuss how God steps in as the perfect Father and even when it feels like we are out in the middle of an ocean of worry and despair─ He is right there all along to guide and protect. Led by Matt Haviland, founder of A Father’s Walk. (single mothers, church/ministry leaders)

3. Got Your Back   Pete Larson
In the beginning, God created marriage. Well, it wasn’t the very first thing, but since it was the first human relationship to appear in scripture, God obviously considers it important. Using scripture, stories, and humor, Pete Larson of Family Fest Ministries will help us discover how we can love deeper, communicate clearer, support each other, and have more fun with the most intimate person in our lives. (All ages, married)

4. Own Your Education   Megan Stone
God has given us the privilege of being a parent and raising our children. Many times we feel lost as to what is the best way to equip our children to do their best in school. When thinking about the idea of ownership, pride, and hard work we need to look no further than to our Heavenly Father for an example. He allows us to make decisions in our lives, to learn from our mistakes, take pride in our successes, and is always there to intervene when necessary. This is what we need to do with our own children. Megan Stone, M.Ed., Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc., will discuss why students lack ownership, what has been done to take ownership away, and how to begin to help children to regain ownership of their lives. (Parents of elementary-age to college age children)

Session II
1. A Father’s Walk   Matt Haviland
According to recent statistics, single parents are one of the fastest growing demographics in America. Still, they are also one of the most under-served. Working off of the book A Father’s Walk: A Christian-Based Resource for Single Fathers, we will cover some powerful areas of discussion that we single fathers face regularly, including: Loving our children’s mother in a Christ-like way, what happens when another man comes into the picture, a “spiritual workout”, discipleship, and leaving a godly legacy through it all. This is a must for any single father to attend and will make a solid impact in helping a generation of children to grow up with their fathers by equipping and serving all single dads in Christ. Led by Matt Haviland, founder of A Father’s Walk. (Single fathers, church/ministry leaders)

2. Equipping the Body of Christ to Minister to Single Moms   Misty Honnold
The Word of God makes it clear that we are to ‘visit’ the widow and fatherless. However, single mothers are often considered a ‘black hole’ of ministry. Over 80% of women who become single mothers actually leave the church. Join Misty Honnold, the Single Mom Ministry, as she unpacks the Lord’s heart to reach out, surround, and cover these women and children. She will offer practical steps to take to strengthen families so they will live out their God-given destinies. (Single mothers, those in relationship w/ single mothers, ministry leaders)

3. Tools for School   Megan Stone
Many parents ask their children, “Why can’t you just do this?” The better question is “Do you have the tools to complete this job?” As adults we need to remember that we are not reliving our school experience through our children. Students of today need different tools. Helping your children own their education and life allows children to gain control, making a difference in their future. Through ownership of choices, they will be able to learn from both success and failure. But how and where do you start? Megan Stone, M.Ed., Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc., will discuss ways to equip children with tools to take ownership of their lives in order to be successful in both school and in life. (Parents of elementary-age to college age children)

4. Who’s the Boss?   Lori Wildenberg
Do you want to know how to deal with and extinguish temper tantrums, power struggles, and whining? Do you want to make time-outs effective? And in the midst of these difficulties have you discovered your fuse can be a little…short? If so, come to Who’s the Boss and learn how to effectively deal with these frustrating challenges so you can be the parent you want to be. Presented by Lori Wildenberg, co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting. (Parents of toddlers to eight-year-olds)

Session III
1. Same Page Parenting   Becky Danielson
Do your children ever say, “Well, Dad told me I could” or “Mom said yes”? Get on the same page as your spouse and bring unity to your family, security to your children, and reduce the stress in your marriage or relationship with your child’s parent. Becky Danielson, M.Ed. cofounder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, will assist you in improving communication skills, implementing discipline strategies, and encourage harmony in family life. (Parents of toddlers to teenagers)       

2. Bride & Bridegroom   Misty Honnold
Revelation 19 tells us the “Spirit and the Bride say come”. Jesus is returning for His bride who has made herself ready. Misty Honnold, the Single Mom Ministry, will help define challenging scripture and explain why it is vital for parents to understand the love of the Bridegroom and pursue an intimate relationship with Jesus that is defined as Bride and Bridegroom. She is passionate about seeing a generation come forth that walks in the understanding of true partnership with the King of Glory. (All)

3. Born To Run   Pete Larson
In the busyness of life, do you ever wonder if you are living the life that God has called you to? Between all of the demands on your time with family, friends, church, sports, and activities are you really living fully alive? Using stories, scripture, and humor, Pete Larson of Family Fest Ministries will share some ideas about letting go of the things that get in the way of our walk with God and what we can do to better live out God’s plan for our lives. (Parents of toddlers to teenagers)

4. Hard Places   Lori Wildenberg
Have you trained up your tween, teen, or young person in the way he should go and he has veered off the path? Are you experiencing big sighs and rolling eyes… and maybe more? Come to Hard Places and learn how to put respect back into the family, recognize signs of potential trouble, what to do about it, and discover how to pray powerful prayers for your child. Led by Lori Wildenberg, mom of 4 former teens and cofounder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting. (Parents of tweens, teens, and young adults)

 

You can read more about the speakers and the other members of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team. Click HERE for the 1C13P Team Member page.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference! Click HERE to register today as the price increases on October 28.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

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A New Tool for My Parenting Toolbox

A New Tool...Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN have done it again. They have created yet another helpful study for families. The Family Toolbox is a valuable study for parents and teens.

The Family Toolbox is an interactive tool, with a video to watch together and a workbook designed for both the parent and teen to use. The goal is to grow in the 16 success principles covered in the eight lessons, focusing on common points such as handling pressure, dealing with anger, and valuing correction.

The lessons are short, so it’s easy for families to incorporate into daily life. Building a 15-20 minute time lot into the schedule is not burdensome. The concepts can be brought into everyday life for greater impact and learning.

The real-life scenarios depicted in the videos happen in household around the nation. The guidance modifying behaviors, building better relationships, and ultimately changing the child’s heart is done thought thoughtfully guided questions for both the teen and the parent. This is a wonderful resource for parents of teens!

DSCN0037I have learned a lot from The National Center for Biblical Parenting in the past. This new resource is yet another tool to place in my in my parenting toolbox. Thank you Joanne and Scott!

Scott Turansky, Joanne Miller, Lori, and me at the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries Conference in Dallas.

Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Have you registered for the HeartCORe Parenting Conference? Click HERE for details!

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Parenting…with faith hope, and love!
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting

You are Invited! HeartCORe Parenting Conference

Dear Friends,

I would like to personally invite you to the HeartCORe Parenting Conference, a day to equip, encourage, and refresh you as a parent raising children with faith, hope, and love.

HeartCORE Parenting Conference CPC LIFEGet into the HEART of your parenting with this special day for parents of toddlers to young adults. Dig deep into what it means to parent according to the Word of God. Worship as a community, enjoy a keynote focusing on parenting styles, then attend your choice of 12 breakout workshops specifically designed for you by the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team. Six members of the 1C13P Team will be leading the conference. Come meet Lori Wildenberg, my ministry partner and co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, Matt Haviland (A Father’s Walk), Misty Honnold (The Single Mom), Pete Larson (Family Fest Ministries), and Megan Stone (Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc.) for a day of fellowship and enrichment.

The $40.00 registration fee per individual includes worship, keynote, the choice of 12 breakout sessions, panel discussion, and a box lunch from Panera. Each participant will receive a copy of Raising Little Kids with Big Love and the Study Guide OR Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love and the Study Guide. (The books retail for $17.99, study guides, $8.99.) There’s a special price for your spouse, just $20.00, which covers the entire conference, lunch, and an additional Study Guide. But register early! Spaces will fill quickly and the price increases after October 28.

Join the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team
as we go HeartCORe into parenting with FAITH, HOPE & LOVE!

Register today for the event!
Saturday, November 1 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina!

Busy as a Bee

Busy as a BeeI love this time of year! There’s a chill in the air, the days are growing shorter, and the roadside stands are loaded with produce, cornstalks, and pumpkins. It’s so beautiful with the leaves changing colors. The next three months are loaded with holidays and family gatherings.

But walk into your local store and it’s already Christmas! What about Autumn? Halloween? Thanksgiving?

My brain typically goes into overdrive and I buy into the frenzy. Do you? The to do list grows and the visions of the perfect Christmas starts spinning in my brain…cards, gifts, decorating. The stress level rises. I don’t take the time to soak in the beauty of the here and now.

I really don’t want to be as busy as a bee! It seems like the more jam-packed the calendar, the greater the number of commitments, and the long lists make self worth rise. Why does it seem business equates with importance? Truly…I am NOT that important to anyone, except perhaps Scott, Ryan, and Eric.

It’s time to put the brakes on, to enjoy the here and now. Looking forward is helpful but the Lord tells us to live today fully and completely. Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow James 4:13-14a.

We don’t know what the future holds. Do we really want to miss out on today because we are so busy thinking about tomorrow? 

This month we’ll focus on slowing down, simplifying, and prioritizing to keep the next few months in perspective. Let’s not miss out on the gift of today or the opportunity to celebrate the gifts God has given us, most importantly His Son. 

Here are a few questions to get you started?

• What do you want to do more of in the next three months?
• What can you do less on in the next three months?
• How does your family calendar reflect your priorities? Here’s a link to a post with ideas to get a handle on the chaotic family calendar.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.

Matthew 6:34

What’s the toughest challenge with your family schedule?

Meaningful Mentors

Meaningful  MentorsThink of all the people who have guided you, shaping you into the person you are today. Parents, pastors, coaches, teachers, siblings, and others have invested time and energy in guiding and encouraging you on your path.

But who specifically guides you as a mom? Who are your parenting mentors?

When I think back on the women who have coached me as a parent, I’m so grateful. Intentional mentors I have worked with on-on-one, older women from which friendships have developed, and family members with wise counsel have guided me on my parenting journey. 

Some have been offered quick snippets of advice, like the older woman who attended Mom’s Morning at my church. She noticed my look of angst as a young mom when a number of other parents were discussing all the actives their children were participating in over the summer. She quietly pulled me aside and told me I didn’t need to keep up with that busy scheduling. My boys would be just fine with swimming lessons, vacation bible school, and playing in the backyard. She was so right!

Other mentors are for specific activities I’ve been part of in the past. Bev, my teaching leader for Bible Study Fellowship, encouraged me in many ways to use the gifts God has given me for His glory as I teach other parents. She has challenged me to dig deep into the Word of God, speak truth with grace, and lead with conviction.

Still others have inspired me. My sweet friend Carol is so passionate about teaching children our Christian American heritage. Her desire to have the truth spoken always is inspirational to me as mom. Her smile is contagious. Her encouragement, irreplaceable.

When I have BIG parenting problems, I call Lori, my ministry partner, coauthor, and friend. She’s a step ahead of me on the parenting journey and is tremendously insightful. Plus she knows me well; what ticks me off and makes me cry. She listens, offers advice, and prays.

But…mentoring isn’t all about what others can do for me. 

Being a mentor to younger moms to share, pray, and encourage is a gift. I walk away each time thinking, “I hope she feels as blessed as I do.” I learn so much from the women who come to me with questions and concerns. And I really love sharing life with these younger women, both the frustrating challenges and the joy-filled moments.

Moms, if you don’t have a special someone to guide you, pray for a mentor. 

Then, look at the younger women around you. Is there a young mom you could walk with and encourage as she raises little ones?

These older women must train the younger women
to love their husbands and their children,
to live wisely and be pure…

Titus 2:4

Just one more week until registration opens for the
HeartCORe Parenting Conference!

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Awesome Authors

Awesome AuthorsThere are a lot of resources for parents. Just walk through the local bookstore. The shelves are bursting with the latest and greatest ways to raise kids, nurture your marriage, and build strong faith-filled families.

This post is to highlight a few of my newest favorites. These authors are part of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team who are equipping moms and dads to be the best they can be personally, as a spouse, and a parent. I am incredibly blessed by this group individuals and ministries. The books they’ve authored are valuable resources for your family.

Connecting-Faith-Love...-193x30010 Great Dates and Marriage Alive Ministries Claudia Arp and David Arp, MSW, grandparents of eight, are founders & directors of Marriage Alive International, creators of the award-winning date night program, 10 Great Dates. The Arps have written over thirty books on marriage. Scott and I attended an event at our church early in our marriage. He and I were incredible blessed by their message in building a strong, God-centered marriage. Heather and Peter Larson work alongside the Arps to strengthen marriages and families.They hosted the DVD 10 Great Dates Before You Say “I Do” and coauthored 10 Great Dates to Grow Together Spiritually with the Arps.

A Father's WalkA Father’s Walk Matt Haviland speaks words of life and encouragement into single parent families. He’s a “regular gut who chases after an extraordinary God”. He has a passion to lead and grow others in their walk with Christ, and to help turn generational curses into blessings by equipping single fathers in their own walk with the Lord. His work is amazing!

Gods_Awesome_Story_thumbnailFamily Time Training Both founder Kirk Weaver and Jenna Hallock blog for 1C13P. This ministry trains over 8,000 family members each year in faith building. It’s a wealth of solid, Bible-based, fun activities to incorporate faith into all aspects of family life. The newest Family Time title is God’s Awesome Story: Fitting the Pieces Together for Kids, Youth, and Families. This is a fab resource ministry for families with children of all ages.

logoRising Above Ministries Jeff Davidson is a pastor and now missionary to special needs families. He and his wife, Becky, founded Rising Above Ministries, a national special needs ministry, birthed out of their own experiences as parents of Jon Alex, their child with special needs. Jeff shares hope, encouragement, inspiration, and the love of God. His new book, No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches will be released soon! I’m reading an electronic copy and I’m loving every minute of it. Geared for special needs families, the book should be read by everyone.

Mom_Seeks_GodSeeking Grace in the Chaos Julia Roller is one of the newest members of the 1C13P team. She is the author of many books, the newest of which I had the honor of pre-reading and endorsing. Mom Seeks God is a look at motherhood, finding time to spend with God while being surrounded by the “happy chaos” of life with little kids. I enjoyed her book tremendously.

 

coverStone Foundations of Learning, Inc. Megan Stone is educator extraordinaire. As founder of Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc. she leads the way in building confidence, getting organized, and developing self-advocacy skills in students. She encourages them in the concept of ownership that carries over into important life skills. Megan is the author of Own Your Education: A Student’s Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life). It’s a fabulous book for parents and kids! Many ideas have been implemented at my house!

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1 Corinthians 13 Parenting
Last, but TOTALLY not least, is my ministry partner and co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, Lori Wildenberg. Lori is an amazing wife, mom, friend, licensed parent and family educator, speaker…and the list could go on and on. She weaves transparency, warmth, and gentle humor into her realistic approach to parenting, meeting parents right where they are and helping them get where they want to go. Lori and I co-authored our first book, Empowered Parents: Putting Faith First and the newly released 1 Corinthians 13 Parent series.

These are just a few of the experts available to you as part of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team. Take a few moments to get to know the entire team. Their words will truly bless you. 

HeartCORe Parenting Conference 1 CPCAnd all the books will be available at the HeartCORe Parenting Conference,
November 1 in Minneapolis!

 

The HeartCORE Parenting Conference

“The cheese stands alone. The cheese stands alone. Heigh-ho, the derry-o the cheese stands alone.” The “cheese” stood in the center of the circle and the tears began to fall.

My kindergarteners were playing The Farmer in the Dell. The class had sung the song twice through, allowing multiple children to take part. When the child who was the “mouse” chose Peter, he smiled and joined the group in the center of the circle. But when the cheese was left alone, he wasn’t happy. He definitely didn’t want to be standing alone.

It’s a good analogy for parenting. It’s not good to go it alone. We are better together: sharing ideas, supporting, and encouraging. That’s the goal of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting. The members of the 1C13P team will equip and encourage you as a Christian parent. Lori Wildenberg, my ministry partner, and I have joined with 22 individuals and ministries to provide faith-based, applicable, and practical parenting strategies. It’s a one-stop shop for Christian parents…grandparents, single parents, foster parents, and more!

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SAVE THE DATE!

I want to personally invite you to join us for the HeartCORe Parenting Conference. Mark you calendar for November 1, 2014 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina. The day will include worship, keynote, breakout sessions, and lunch. Each attendee will receive a copy of The 1 Corinthians Parent, either Raising Little Kids with Big Love or Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love along with the study guide for each book. Registration will be opening soon! Invite your friends and make a day of it!

For more from the 22 experts in faith, family, and education,
and the details for the HeartCORe Parenting Conference,
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Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
Love never fails. 
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. 
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 

The 1 Corinthians 13 Parent

Lori Wildenberg, my ministry partner and co-author, and I are excited to introduce The 1 Corinthians 13 Parent: Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love. What does Paul have to say about the famous Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13?
And now I will show you the most excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:31

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Have full blown tantrums and high-pitched whiny voices made their way into your home? Do you feel a little frustrated? Do you wonder what happened to your precious baby bundle and your patience? You must be the parent of a toddler to nine-year-old.
When parenting little ones, big love is needed. Raising Little Kids with Big Love reveals fifteen qualities of love. These are demonstrated through anecdotes and the authors’ conversational style, bringing the characteristics of 1 Corinthians 13 love to life in your parenting and in your youngster.

Discover how to:
• increase your child’s self-worth by demonstrating patience.
• act in kindness to build family unity.
• foster sibling relationship rather than sibling rivalry.
• control your anger and effectively deal with tantrums.
• be your child’s advocate in the school setting.
• support your gifted or special needs child.
• build a relationship with your kids that will last a lifetime.
The 1 Corinthians 13 Parent series is based on the famous Love Chapter. What does love look like when parenting little kids? Find out by delving into 1 Corinthians 13.

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Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Study Guide

For personal and small group study. Companion to book Raising Little Kids with Big Love.
Use this guide to move past the pages of the companion book to contemplation and on to application by reflecting, relating, and then refocusing your parental approach.

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Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love

Have big sighs and rolling eyes entered your home? Are you feeling challenged? Does it seem as if your child has morphed into someone else? You must be the parent of a tween or teen. You need supernatural love to raise that big kid!
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love reveals fifteen qualities of love to infuse into your family. They are demonstrated through vignettes and a conversational style, bringing 1 Corinthians 13 love to life in your parenting and in your young person.
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• Realize the difference between kindness and enabling.
• Discover how to adjust your parenting approach.
• Increase family cohesiveness
• Put respect back into your family.
• Replace rivalry with relationship.
• Deal with your anger (and your child’s).
• Provide tools for your young person regarding temptation and more!
The 1 Corinthians 13 Parent series is based on the famous love chapter. What does love look like when the going gets tough? Find out by delving into 1 Corinthians 13.

Raising Big Kids...SGRaising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Study Guide

For personal and small group study. Companion to book Raising Big Kids with SUPERNATURAL Love. Use this guide to move past the pages of the companion book to contemplation and on to application by reflecting, relating, and then refocusing your parental approach.
Love is a choice, a decision, and an action, even when—and maybe especially when—parenting your young person.

The books can be found at Amazon and other online book sellers. The series will be in book stores soon!

Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
Love never fails. 
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. 
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Lori & Becky

 

Taking Care of YOU When the Kids Go Off to School

Taking Care of YOU When the Kids Go Off to SchoolIf you felt a tug at your heart when the kids got on the bus, you are not alone. Some moms are sad by the quick passing of the summer months and the advancement in the years marked by kids in school. Others are thrilled to finally have a moment to themselves after a busy, fun-filled summer. Many of us have mixed emotions.

After weeks of preparing for the beginning of the school year for the children, make time to plan your fall. Will you participate in a Bible study, an exercise class, or an art class? Do you have projects you’d like to tackle? Take a moment to catch your breath. Find a quiet time to pray.

• Discern where God would like you to serve: school, church, community?
• What project has been on the back burner that can now be completed?
• Is there a friendship that needs attention?
• Do you have a hobby you’d like to experience or one you’d like to get back to doing?
• What book have you been waiting for the time to read?
• Is there a class you’ve been wanting to take?

Connect with friends who can encourage you in your faith, marriage, and parenting. (Here’s a post highlighting the benefits of girlfriends: Silver, Gold and 3:00 AM Girlfriends.) Find a mentor who can help you discern where God would like you to serve others. Strengthen your relationship with the Lord through the Bible and prayer. Start a Bible study with a friend or a small group. 

Most importantly, continue to learn. When kids see Mom continuing to educate herself, they see how important lifelong learning is for personal growth. (This applies to dads too!)

Many blessings for a beautiful school year!

Back to School for Little Ones

Back to School for Little OnesWe’ve covered our college, high school, and middle school kids. Now its time to get those little ones ready! Lori Wildenberg, my ministry partner and coauthor, and I have a lot of experience sending our preschool through college-age children out the door for the first day. Combining our knowledge with that of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team, you and your kids will be totally ready to go!

Here are posts from 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting and Faith First Parent to make the transition smooth. Choose the ones that meet your needs or read through them all to be completely prepared. 

7 Back to School Tips by Lori Wildenberg
Seven helpful and thoughtful tips from a seasoned mom of four to get the year off to a good start.

A Strategic Start to the School Year by Becky Danielson
Get organized! From the calendar to backpacks and meals, this post will help you prepare.

Securing School Supplies by Megan Stone
Choosing the right supplies for each age group of students.

I Want My Mommy by Becky Danielson
A variety of tactics and tips to use if your little one is struggling with separation anxiety.

Back to School Remnant by Kirk Weaver
Helping children make good decisions in regard to protect hearts and minds.

Fuel Up with a Healthy Lunch by Becky Danielson
Ideas for fun and flavorful brown bag lunches.

School Bells are Ringing by J.L. Martin
Practical tips in how dads can be involved at school.

If you haven’t subscribed to 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, do it by August 22 to receive the FREE 1C13P Back to School Tips from the 1C13P Team!

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:25-27

If you have specific questions regarding back to school, let me know. I would be happy to help you!