How Sixth Graders are Like Preschoolers

As a church youth pastor, one of my favorite moments of the year is watching parents of new sixth graders bring their kids to youth group for the first time. Often, they look terrified. And I don’t mean the kids. Sure, the sixth graders are nervous too.

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How to Survive the Terrible Twos

Life can be challenging and unpredictable. And, if you’re parenting a two-year-old, you’re guaranteed this year will have plenty of both. That sweet baby who used to cuddle in your arms has not only learned how to walk but now he can run away from you—and fast. That little angel whose smile used to light up your world can now smile at you as she drops your phone—into the bathtub.

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PCL 38: How to Be More Present with Your Kids

Parents are busy these days, and we keep getting busier. Though we want to connect with our kids, our demanding schedules make it hard to know how to be present with them consistently. Kara Powell, director of Fuller Youth Institute, shares how to have quality time and focus on our kids even in the midst of busy schedules. Because the way we are present for our kids through their life is an important part of who they become.

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