Elementary (K-5th)

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The Humility of Connection

Growing up, I had a hard time connecting with my dad. Different Interests As a kid, all I could see were the differences between us. I liked to read comic books. I loved to draw. I would play with action figures for… Read More

Elementary (K-5th)

The Question Your Fourth or Fifth Grader is Asking

This has been adapted from the Phase Series by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your kid, everything changes. And then you have to get reacquainted with them and figure out a new way… Read More

Elementary (K-5th)

The Questions Your K-3rd Grader is Asking

(This is an excerpt from the Phase Guides by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner) Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your child, everything changes. And then you have to get re-acquainted and figure out a new way to parent.… 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) | Fight For The Heart | School Life

5 Things All First Graders Have In Common

Enter a room full of six- and seven-year-olds and you’re bound to spot one thing right away: the cute little gaps of kids who whistle while they talk. Forget calling it first grade. This is the Missing Teeth Club. And the similarities… 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