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Do As I Do: Small Words… Huge Impact

“Your walk talks, and your talk talks … but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” “What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Several years ago (OK, many years ago) when my son was in late elementary/early junior high, I was …

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Teaching Christian Worldview to our Children

Worldview matters. And we dare say that, in light of all that is happening in the world today, worldview matters more than ever. Why? To answer that question, we must first define worldview. Simply put, our worldview consists of the set of beliefs – or the lens – through which …

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Avoiding the Summer Slide – Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

The following post is shared with us by HCA Elementary School Librarian, Marla Lewis. Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Our kids do a lot of sliding over the summer. They slide at the park, at baseball and softball games, slide out of bed after sleeping in, and slide …

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10 Ways To Encourage Your Child to Learn Outside The Classroom

We realize that the majority of a child’s waking hours during the school year are spent in our care. It is a privilege that we value each and every day, and we strive to teach them as much as we possibly can. But we also know that children learn a …

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Fighting The Entitled Mentality In Our Children

As we enter the final two months of the year, we find our children walking a tightrope between thankfulness and desire. The month of November often turns our focus to being thankful for what we have. Through opportunities to serve, shoe boxes to fill with items for those in less-fortunate …

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15 Tips For Getting Back To School Successfully

We had barely passed the 4th of July celebrations when “Back to School” supplies started showing up on the shelves at the store. Most parents saw them, rolled their eyes at the early timing, and went about with their summer activities. Next came the “Back to School” commercials on tv. …

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Is Perpetually Praising Our Children Actually Hurting Them?

I was recently listening to my morning inspirational radio show on the way to work (The Border Patrol on 810) and heard Tim Grunhard, former Chiefs All-Pro offensive lineman talking about an experience he had with his daughter at the Kansas state swim meet. In the preliminaries, his daughter swam …

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