Elementary (K-5th)

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Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

The Humility of Connection

Connection takes humility. Connection takes work. And connection takes time, cultivated in many invisible acts. Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Social Life

The Right Way to Have “the Talk”

I remember getting “the talk” from my stepdad when I was 12 years old. I could tell by his efforts and timing that it was thrown together at the last… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Special Topics

Helping Your Elementary Kid Understand How God Made Them

One of the bottom lines of parenting is not just raising obedient, or even happy kids, but rather raising responsible adults who love God, love others, and love themselves. In fact, the way your kids love God has a profound effect on… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Fight For The Heart

A Few Things To Know About Preteens

This time of the year is filled with anticipation. By now some of you are a well into the school year while others of you are just getting started. Either way, you’re probably wondering a few things: What will my child face?… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Imagine The End | School Life

How to Be Okay When Your “Baby” Goes to School

When my oldest child started kindergarten . . . I’ve never had my whole life flash before my eyes, but that morning, when we pulled up to the school for the first time, his whole life flashed before my eyes. His baby… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Looking for the Good in the Not-So-Good Behavior

"But I HATE chicken nuggets!" My 5-year-old daughter screamed these words in McDonald's and the blood rushed to my face. It felt like everybody was staring at us. At me. The mom with the brat. “You just asked for nuggets last week… Read More