As parents, we are the greatest influencers of our child’s attitudes and behaviors. Even more importantly, we shape our child’s values. These values are the overarching guidelines for how we act and are an integral part of who we are as Christians. Monkey see, monkey do.
Reading good books out loud can bring a family together. Good books can give you great conversation starters. They can help promote the values and character you want to instill in your kids. Books let you dive into epic stories and explore tough topics where a movie would be too intense for kids. And if the books are exceptionally good, they give kids the chance to stay up past their bedtime! Here are four series that we've read recently that I would recommend as great read-a-louds to any kids.
4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it is usually filled with delicious food, pretty fireworks, and great company. Regardless of your holiday plans, you can cultivate memories and traditions that bring your family closer together. Kids won't always remember the mundane, but they will remember the unexpected. Throw a little bit of creativity into your regular plans for the 4th, and your kids will remember it for years to come. Here's a few creative ideas to create a memorable, fun, and frugal 4th of July.
Working multiple jobs is a familiar way of life for many parents. The added work can be very stressful for both you and for your children. What if you could keep your kids safe from financial stress? What if they didn't have to work multiple jobs when they get older? Check out this post for some simple first steps in helping your kids reach financial success.
February is awards season, which also means it's the month that I find out about all the movies and music I missed last year. But I don't usually watch a movie or listen to a song because they were nominated for an award. Like most of you, I make those choices based on recommendations from my friends and family. Award season is the perfect chance to make our own lists of favorites and share them with everyone in the family. Here's some ways to let your kids make their own personal awards show.