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Posts with the category “parent-resources”

4 Signs Your Kid is Losing Confidence
by Mike Hurt on May 10th, 2021
From the Parent Cue Kids seem to be born confident creatures. They have no problem expressing their needs (sometimes, quite loudly).They’re secure in their appearance (hello, polka dots and stripes).They make it clear when they don’t like something (baby boundaries in full effect).Quite simply, they believe they can do anything and that the world is theirs.Then, something happens. Perhaps, it’s li...  Read More
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Marking Milestones
by Mike Hurt on April 26th, 2021
“If something is changing in my kid’s worlds, I need to personally connect with them and lead them to the next phase.”  Read More
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Too Late to Have the Sex Talk?
by Mike Hurt on April 26th, 2021
It’s never too late to start this conversation. No one loves your teenager more than you, so who better than to have these conversations than you!  Read More
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3 Things to Think About As Your Kids Get Older
by Mike Hurt on April 19th, 2021
“What gets celebrated gets repeated and what is repeated sticks.”  Read More
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Moments Matter
by Mike Hurt on April 19th, 2021
Family discipleship moments are about being prepared to take advantage of opportunities to communicate God’s truth in whatever circumstances come your way.  As parents, we must be committed to capturing and leveraging opportunities in everyday life for the purpose of leading our kids to believe in, love, and follow Jesus.We see the challenge to adopt this mindset in Deuteronomy 6.    "4 Hear, O Is...  Read More
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3 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes
by Mike Hurt on April 19th, 2021
From michaelkelley.co I am consistently amazed by the sheer volume of opportunities there are for children in today’s culture. It seems like everywhere you turn there is a permission slip, a tryout, or a sign-up form for some activity. There are travel sports teams, art lessons, school musicals – you name it, and it’s all out there waiting for us to say “yes” to on behalf of our kids.It’s all a li...  Read More
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Bed Time Blessings
by Mike Hurt on April 16th, 2021
Setting a nightly routine with your kids can establish a consistent rhythm of praying for and encouraging your kids no matter their age.   Read More
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How to Apologize to Your Middle Schooler
by Mike Hurt on April 15th, 2021
Enter middle school. I woke up to a different human being living in my house.  Read More
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Messy One Year Olds
by Mike Hurt on April 14th, 2021
Sweet discovery is what this phase is made of. It’s what makes patience and endurance such prized commodities for the parents of this age. You are helping your one-year-old navigate the mess of discovery  Read More
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Managing Preschooler's Emotions
by Mike Hurt on April 13th, 2021
When you or I have a rough day, we have a track record. Frustrating as it may be to spend a whole day on a project that gets scrapped, we know tomorrow still has the potential to be a good day. Preschoolers simply don’t have the life experience to see past the present instant. Emotion is reality. As far as they are concerned, what they feel in the moment is how they will feel always-and-forever-the-end.  Read More
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It's About Time
by Mike Hurt on April 12th, 2021
While most of us find it difficult to find more time in our day, we can all find ways to incorporate our faith into the daily rhythm of our life.  Read More
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The Family Dinner Table
by Mike Hurt on April 12th, 2021
The family dinner table is the best place in our homes to make a lasting impact on the next generation. Food has the power to bring people together. However, eating meals together around the dinner table requires that we be intentional.  Read More
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Be an Influencer
by Mike Hurt on April 12th, 2021
“Don’t get sad when your kids start growing up. Just enjoy every minute of every phase, because each one offers something unique and important.”   Read More
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How Can I Get My High Schooler to Open Up to Me?
by Mike Hurt on April 5th, 2021
Want real conversations with your high schooler? They need it and you can do it. Check out these simple ideas.  Read More
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A Reminder Parents...
by Mike Hurt on March 23rd, 2021
In all our hearts, surely we know that the chances of our children playing sports in college, much less professionally, are very, very low. Same thing with being the valedictorian in every educational system they’re part of. Same thing about always being the president until they eventually become The President. So pragmatically, it’s helpful to remember that these activities they participate in aren’t an end in themselves; they simply can’t be because they will sooner or later end.  Read More
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Family Prayer Journey
by Mike Hurt on February 24th, 2021
Take your family on a journey to pray together. This prayer journey will take you through the next 8 weeks with a new prayer perspective or technique each week.  Read More
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The Power of Everyday Words
by Mike Hurt on February 15th, 2021
Parents, your words are powerful! Use these 10 everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children.  Read More
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Taking Responsibility for Our Decisions
by Mike Hurt on February 11th, 2021
It’s important for us to differentiate between bad decisions and accidents.  Read More
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Do Today What Matters Tomorrow
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
When you prioritize family discipleship, you are taking steps now that begin with the end in mind. You are investing in your kids now so that they will develop the character and faith they need tomorrow.   Read More
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Choosing Your Family's Focus
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Leading your kids to love Jesus takes time and an intentional focus. While it may feel intimidating and you may not feel prepared, you can do it. Keep things simple and start by choosing your FOCUS.  Read More
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2021 Goals
by Mike Hurt on February 5th, 2021
Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  Read More
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5 Things My Daughter Has Taught Me About Anger
by Mike Hurt on February 1st, 2021
Angry parents can be scary to kids. As a dad, sometimes my kids get the worst from me. I get upset and snap quickly and find myself feeling embarrassed and guilty for how I speak to them. I have never physically touched them in anger, but my words wound deeply.  Read More
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