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7 Tips to raising Healthy Boys

Raising children is a challenge for all parents. Recognizing the unique challenges between raising boys and girls is important. Dr. Meg Meeker highlights some vital points to remember. https://megmeekermd.com/2015/07/seven-tips-to-raising-healthy-boys/ 1.  Know how to encourage your son. One fault is babying and spoiling him. But another is being so harsh that you lose communication with your son and destroy his sense of self-worth. We’ll look at how

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The Content of Their Character

In arguably, one of the most influential speeches of the 20th century, Martin Luther King Jr. said the following, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” “The content of their character….” Amen. We are watching our

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Save On Toddler Care!

SAVE OVER $500 PER YEAR ON TODDLER CARE Register for our Toddler Care Class (The Teddy Bears) by April 1, 2015 and SAVE OVER $500 Due to the many, many requests from our parents, we are opening a TODDLER CARE CLASS for children 18 to 24 month old. SPACE is VERY, VERY Limited. Our target date is to begin June 1st, 2015.  The hours

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Childhood, the Foundation for the Rest of Life

At Spring Hill Academy Preschool we are committed to the proposition that training young children involves “laying foundations in life and learning because childhood is not a dress rehearsal.” What we mean is that we ought to have a dual focus in training young children because we only get one opportunity to do it. Developing good habits of mind and life must be the

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The Best You Can with What You Have

The Best You Can with What You Have “…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Philipians 4:11 There is a story told about a famous violinist that ought to be inspiring to any parent. Itzhak Perlman, a world-renowned violinist, had polio as a child and wears leg braces and uses crutches as a result. He had an amazing thing

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They Disappeared Around the Corner…

“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” James 4:14 Do you know the lyrics to the song by Harry Chapin entitled, “Cats in the Cradle”? You should. My child arrived just the other day He came to the world in the usual way But there were planes to catch, and bills

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The One Thing You Can do to Guarantee Your Child Lives a Life of Failure and Unhappiness

You may be asking, “who in their right mind, would ever want anything but success for their children?” Good question. My answer: too many parents, that’s who. How? By neglecting the self-conscious development of this one thing in their child: good character. There is a big difference between allowing the child to acquire their character by osmosis and developing their character self-consciously. Know this:

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Just Say No (Part 2)

In my last article I quoted from nationally known Pastor, John Piper’s very helpful observations to rescue parents from what he calls “the folly of laissez-faire parenting.” I offer these excellent insights for you as a help and encouragement. I will reserve my comments for another article but simply say that I am in agreement with all he writes below. Imagine this scenario. You’re

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Just Say No…Early

“The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.” Proverbs 29:15 Young children inescapably learn. Their habits begin to be established even while in the womb. It is never a question of habits or no habits, it’s a question of how are you building their habits and what kind of habits are you establishing? A recent

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Holding the Future in Your Hands

“…his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.” Acts 9:25 I was 18 years old. It was my first week in basic training and the pace of change was intentional, fast, and dramatic. One of the goals of military basic training (aka, “boot camp”) is to shed your civilian identity in

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