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My Child and Technology - Part 2
July 17, 2018

Technology is everywhere! It is neither good nor bad, it just is what we make of it. Most kids today have some sort of mobile device. We want to take some time to figure out how we build boundaries around our child’s use of mobile devices. Initially we need to address […] [READ MORE]



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My Child and Technology
July 4, 2018

Whether it was video games at an arcade, Tetris on a Gameboy, music on a Discman, or immersing yourself in episodes of Full House, our childhood exposure to technology was vastly different from that which our children experience today. They are inundated with technology EVERYWHERE they turn. They even have […] [READ MORE]



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Part 2 of Walking Your Child Through Fear
June 20, 2018

Recurring bad dreams, stomachaches before school, anxiety before a new event, and fear of the uncontrollable are some of the fears our kids are facing. Even if their fear seems unreasonable to us, your kids' fear is all too real for them. So, instead of glossing over their fear, or […] [READ MORE]



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Walking your child through FEAR: Part 1
June 6, 2018

We all want our children to live life fully. One of the joys of childhood is the innocence that allows them to live with reckless abandon. As our children get a little older they begin to see the “real world.” Accompanying that can be some real fears that take hold […] [READ MORE]



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Struggling at School - Part 2
May 23, 2018

Hopefully, you’ve had a little bit of time to think about your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Maybe you’ve even been brave enough to talk with them about it. Kudos to any of you who had that tough conversation. Every child will struggle with some area of life. Even if your child […] [READ MORE]



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Struggling at School - Part 1
May 9, 2018

Parents, Have you ever looked at the calendar and felt your stomach drop as you realize your children are due to receive progress reports tomorrow? Maybe you smile a little as you think about your "straight A" 5th grader who’s struggled more than ever this past 9 weeks, or cringe a […] [READ MORE]



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The Selfish Child - Part 2
April 18, 2018

Hi, there! As you read our last blog post and watched the video about selfishness, you may have found yourself saying, “YUP, my child can definitely be selfish!” Here’s the reality - WE ALL ARE! Each of us looks for ways to get what we want out of life. We say […] [READ MORE]



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The Selfish Child - Part 1
April 4, 2018

Parents, Hopefully you are past the days of your child throwing a tantrum on the floor when you tell them you absolutely will not buy them their 50th Barbie or Ninjago Character. There’s a phrase that surrounds this kind of behaviour - spoiled brat. No parent wants a spoiled child, so […] [READ MORE]



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Bullying - Part 2
March 21, 2018

Parents, I gotta be honest - I'm not on board with the origianl suggested content for this week's message. But I'm no expert on bullying so, I've included it at the end for those of you who are interested. What I really want to share with you today is this entertaining video […] [READ MORE]



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Bullying - Part 1
March 7, 2018

Parents,This is a big day for our ministry. We are so excited to offer you two major resources: the online parenting class and the Family Experience. Each resource contains loads of information to encourage and support you as the spiritual leader of your home. Here's a video about the Family Experience and a link […] [READ MORE]



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Intro
March 1, 2018

Hello fellow parents! I am so thrilled Byron United Church is able to offer you something that has been on my heart for a long time.  As your church family we want to deepen our partnership with you as you build faith and Christian character into your kids and youth. That's why […] [READ MORE]