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Verses for Advent: One a Day

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I have never done an Advent Calendar of any sort (well, other than the chocolate Kermit one from a friend last year!), but in an effort to have a  simplified, Christ-centered Christmas for our family, I decided an Advent Calendar with a verse/passage a day leading to Jesus' birth on...

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Tags: advent calendar

Are You Really Sorry?

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

The phrase, “I’m sorry” is perhaps one of the most over-used and poorly understood sentences said on a daily basis:   Accidentally bump into someone in a crowded room? “I’m sorry.”   Carelessly offend someone by something you do or don’t...

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Tags: "i'm sorry"

Another Great Parenting Resource: National Center for Biblical Parenting

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

National Center for Biblical Parenting: Effective Parenting Tips Previously I recommended a few of my favorite parenting books for Kamloops parents.  But maybe you don’t have the time to read extensive books?  Or maybe some of you Kamloops moms and dads have read them but would...

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Tags: kamloops biblical parenting, national center for biblical parenting, parenting tips

“When your son asks…” Part 4: How to answer your children’s questions

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Now its your turn! Well, if you have kids, I suppose its been your turn for quite some time!  In your endeavor to answer children’s questions, it is important to keep a few things in mind: Welcome the questions! Your child’s inquisitiveness is a gift from God and a vital part...

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Self-Expression...Influence...Teaching

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I've written before (see "A Call To Teach") about the Bible's command to us all to teach. Here this thought is taken a step further by pointing out that we are all actually teaching through our self-expression.

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Tags: education, parenting, seven laws of teaching

"When Your Son Asks..." Part 3: Death and Tragedy

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Today I’d like to tackle a tough question, actually a question not just asked by children, but one that many adults struggle with as well—death.  When we experience death—be it of a family member, friend, or even beloved pet—or when we see deadly disasters, we are...

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Tags: death, questions

“When your son asks…” Part 2: The healthy lifestyle

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Have you ever experienced the “why’s” of a healthy lifestyle from your kids?  “Why do I have to eat my vegetables?” “Why do I need to brush my teeth?” “Go to bed already?! Why?” “Why can’t I eat that yummy chocolate cake for...

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Tags: worldview, question, healthy lifestyle, why

When Your Son Asks...” Part 1: Why Answer Why?

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I was one of those “why” kids.  You know the kind: Every statement or request is followed by “Why?”     Mom: Clean up your toys before we leave. Kid: Why?   Dad: No, you can’t eat any more ice cream. Kid: Why?   Teacher: Your name...

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For Your Consideration: April 22, 2013

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

A look at a few recent interesting articles pertaining to children, education, family life, or just something that has struck my fancy that I think you might like too!

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Education in British Columbia: Parent & Student Rights and Alarming Policies

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I'd like to draw your attention to a fantastic paper:  ”Hands Up! Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, Educational Institutions and Government.”  This document published by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is the first resource I’ve...

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Tags: education, homeschool, public school, christian student's rights

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