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Helping Teach Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Many of us might say that having the word, “failure” and “our children” in the same sentence terrifies most of us. We also know growth and wisdom come through hard work, and even struggle. Madi reminds us how giving our kids multiple opportunities for good, hard work can mature them greatly!
Working Screamer Coach
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 I remember growing up and every week having a list of responsibilities I was in...Read more

Kids Managing Money? You Bet!

Yes sirree - the whole month of October is dedicated to stewarding finances. Take a look at these very helpful ideas from a camp dad you can use to teach your child how to navigate managing money.
Camp Ropes Course
Deuteronomy 5:21 says "you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your...Read more

How Can We Help Our Child Out of an Unhealthy Friendship?

Reality is, we all need friends! Friends are a good gift, and essential for our spiritual health. However, when a friendship takes the seat of God in our life, we’re in danger. Kara paves a way for us to steer our kids toward healthy friendships.
Alpha/Omega Stare Down
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26 While it might be easier to recognize idolatry of a spouse, child, career...Read more

Where is Your Identity?

How can parents encourage kids to put their identity in Christ all the while being committed to school, sports, etc. etc.? Kelli winsomely points us parents to truth as we aim to do the same for our kids.
Focused Batter
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 Our calendars have...Read more

Yes Siree! Mind Your Manners

"Yes sir, no sir. Yes ma'am, no ma'am." These phrases still matter. Even to God! Kelli nudges us to keep at it when it comes to teaching, modeling, and expecting our kids to use manners.
Yes, you!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 My son is in Cotillion...Read more

How and When to Teach Kids Adulting

The phrase we hear most of our college staff use today to describe things like finding a job and paying bills is “adulting.” Jacob leads us in thinking intentionally how we can set our kids up for success today for when they start "adulting".
Thumbs up Girls
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie...Read more

What Are Ways We Can Respect Others?

Walt shares wise words with us regarding the whys and the hows of respecting others. It's such good stuff! Let's pick out something we can do and share with our kids today.
Respecting Each Other
“The second [greatest commandment] is this: Love your neighbor as yourself…” Mark 12:31 Great poetry has the ability to quickly take the listener or reader to an insightful place. So,...Read more

Does Practice Make Perfect?

We have our whole life to practice things like patience, wise decision making, kind reactions, etc. Why is it so hard to get those things right e v e r y time? Judah explains how we can rest in Christ's perfection as we seek to point others to him whether we fail or succeed.
Surprised Boy!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the...Read more

How to Teach Integrity Today

"Integrity" can be defined as the state of being whole and undivided. Jacob points us to ways we can work on being the same person through and through...and bringing our kids alongside in the process.
Camp Travis Campers
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Proverbs 11:3 Are you the same person when no one is watching as you are...Read more

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