Making Chores Fun For Kids
by Cheryl Carter
Fun and children are synonymous so the fact that we must turn some things into a game should not surprise us. You may be wondering, how does making something fun serve a child long term? Ultimately, we want our children to develop the life skills of personal organization, self discipline and meticulous planning. These serious skills must be developed early and are easily adapted for children if they are presented in a an enticing way so it becomes a habit. Once the skill becomes habit, then we can remove the fun factor as the child matures to internalize his accomplishment.
Moving Became a Family Adventure
by Jon Remmerde
I finished my work on the windows of the intake house for the day and walked up to the house to see how packing to move from Oregon to Colorado was going. I had planned to start early, dispose of everything we decided not to take with us, pack everything quickly and efficiently, and begin loading our pickup and a rental truck early. I was in the habit of treating a move as something to get through, a necessary but not very pleasant way of getting from one place to the next, with tension created by a sense of fleeting time, and without a great deal of joy in the process.
Feels Like Home
by Dawnelle Breum
If you’ve moved, you know the feeling of unfolding a new map at a stoplight, trying to figure out how you got lost running errands. You know what it’s like to walk through the store, knowing you won’t bump into anybody you know because you don’t know anybody.
Divorce in the Family
by Shirley M.R. Minster, MS.Ed.
A pastor once said that every family has been touched in some way by divorce, either in the immediate family or the extended family. God established the family unit to be father and mother raising their children together. When divorce occurs, insecurity, anger, fear, and mistrust are on the short list of emotions that both parents and children experience. My hope in writing the following is to give direction to parents in divorce situations.