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9 Ways to Protect Your Child from Bullying or Becoming a Bully

March 28, 2016 0 Comments
9 Ways to Protect Your Child from Bullying or Becoming a Bully

  What is Bullying? Bullying is the intentional act of verbally abusing, physically harming, or intimidating another person over and over again. More and more children are being bullied by another child or a group of children or teenagers.   According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics: 28% of […]

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5 Tips to Advertise An Upcoming Youth Event

December 3, 2015 0 Comments

Let’s Make Youth Events the Best Ever! I hear a lot of youth leaders chatter that they can’t get their “kids” to do anything. They can’t get the numbers for a retreat or all-nighter.   Youth leading is just that – LEADING! Being in charge of a youth group means YOU are the one to make […]

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7 Steps to Avoiding Youth Leader Burn Out

November 11, 2015 0 Comments

Recently I attended a panel discussion by some experienced youth leaders at the Pittsburgh Youth Workers Conference* on how to avoid burnout. This is a very important topic since youth leaders have a high burn out rate. Here are some tips to prevent burn out: Surround yourself with mentors, people who will support you, and […]

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What if My Child is Disciplined at School?

September 23, 2015 2 Comments
What if My Child is Disciplined at School?

5 Things I Need to Do if My Child is Disciplined at School – You’ve received that notice!   More stress to your life. . .  What do you do? When a note is sent home or detention is scheduled, parents today are often incensed and ready to battle with the teacher.   Too many parents think […]

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8 Reasons for Summer Camp

June 24, 2015 4 Comments
8 Reasons for Summer Camp

I have been camping in an organized overnight venue since I turned 13.   I have had some of my greatest experiences and personal growth during my summers at camp. I have now been directing camps since 1990. It never ceases to amaze me of how many families are missing out by not sending their kids […]

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Hover No More !

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
Hover No More  !

Children are a precious gift from God and He has given us the privilege of nurturing them and teaching them character traits and life skills. I don’t believe God planned for parents to hover and step in every time their child is challenged. Parents should spend more time influencing and teaching character and life skills […]

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How To Begin a Bible Club in Your School

May 6, 2015 0 Comments
How To Begin a Bible Club in Your School

  A Bible Club in your school can help you reach your friends and fellow students for Christ. And YES, you can host a Bible Club in your school. God has called every believer to be a missionary with His Great Commission; “…Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark […]

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Ready ~ Set ~ Date: Preparing your Teen for this Life Event

April 15, 2015 0 Comments
Ready ~ Set ~ Date: Preparing your Teen for this Life Event

Dating – Wow!   I remember as a young girl being so excited about one day being able to date. My parents were wise in teaching me about not only who to date, but what kind of friends to choose. Principles applied to dating begins with knowing what a good friend looks like. Those principles should […]

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5 Ways to Teach Your Teen About Friendships

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
5 Ways to Teach Your Teen About Friendships

I have been in youth ministry forty-one years and have talked with many teens, asking them what issue is most important to them. Without fail, teens tell me its friends.   What their friends think about them, what they do with them, what they do to them, and how to make more friends is IMPORTANT. Friendship […]

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Do Students Have Religious Freedom in Public School ~ YOU BET!

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Do Students Have Religious Freedom in Public School ~   YOU BET!

Public school is becoming more challenging for Christian students each year.   Christian students are being formally bullied by administrators and teachers who are not really familiar with the laws for religious freedom. Often we allow those teaching our children to set standards of conduct when it comes to religious matters.        We’ve got to stop, think […]

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