Elementary (K-5th)

Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Phase

The 6 Things Your New First-Grader Needs

Rest assured, parents, though he continues to grow in stature and wisdom, that first grader relies on you now more than ever. Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase

5 Things Worth Celebrating In Each Phase

you have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of who your kids are turning out to be, the things they’re into (at least for now), and learn what truly matters to them.  Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Activities | Family Nights | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th)

Level Up: A Different Kind of Board Game

In the 30 minutes it took to play Level Up, I probably had one of the better conversations I’ve had with my son in quite a while—all while playing a board game. Who knew? Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | Imagine The End

How to Explain Confidence to a Child

Any time you feel confused, uncertain, insecure, or anxious—God desires to give you His confidence. All you have to do is ask! Read More

Celebrations | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Seasonal

Graduation Gifts That Will Really Mean Something

Whether it’s from kindergarten or college, graduation is a big moment in the life of a kid. And as parents we know that these milestones matter. Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Faith | Featured

4 Signs Your Kid Is Losing Confidence

When your kid constantly contrasts their life against someone else’s, remind them of who they really are and what they’re capable of. Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Fight For The Heart

What You and Your Kids Need to Know About True Confidence

I look at my pint-sized kid and wish I could instantaneously transfer forty-plus years of hard-won (though certainly not perfected) confidence straight into his heart and mind. Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Finance | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

How to Teach Your Kids to Manage Money at Every Age

Kids who know the basics of healthy money management have a great opportunity to become adults who make good financial decisions. Read More

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

How Do I Encourage Kids to Be Friends?

We think they should know how to communicate their feelings and listen to others. We think empathy and respect should be innate.  Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

4 Questions to Ask When You Notice a Shift in Your Child’s Behavior

Sometimes shifts in behavior are clear as day; other times they’re more subtle. We can rail against these changes. We can check out. We can pretend they aren’t happening and avoid them altogether. Or we can be brave and lean in.  Read More