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Should You Let Your Kids Read Whatever They Want?

Should You Let Your Kids Read Whatever They Want?

Who cares, right? Books are books! Well, sure. Books ARE books. If you’re going to choose between reading as a family and not reading as a family, choose reading. But when we take that extra step with kids, when we are intentional about what we put in front of them and what it means to them as they develop their sense of who they are in the world, we show them windows into other people's worlds and mirrors of who they are...

How do we help kids choose good books to read? Here' some helpful tips from our guest contributor, Alaina Peterson.

​Did God Make You a Lion?

​Did God Make You a Lion?

Our blog post this week comes from Brad Habegger, Pastor of Children's Ministry at Grace Church in Morton, IL.

     My two daughters are 6 and 4. They're beautiful, funny, smart, and sweet (as I'm sure your kids are, too). And sometimes they roar. Literally and figuratively. One of them went through a phase of going around the house roaring like a lion. Which is when it began. When I started asking the question: "Did God make you a lion?" At first it was met with a look of "what-kind-of-question-is-that" and a sheepish reply of "No?" But now it gets more of an eye roll and an annoyed, "No, Daddy." Because they know what's coming next...