Is That Sand In Your Shoe? – Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Is That Sand In Your Shoe? - Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahIt’s time for another free, fun, flexible family devotional. Sand is everywhere in the Bible. All of the wilderness mentioned in the Bible was basically a desert environment. Those stories that occurred in sandy environments can also teach your kids something God wants them to learn.

As usual, we provide three possible Bible stories and their applications. You can choose which one you think your kids use the most. If you don’t live near a desert or beach, you can still find sand at playgrounds, your local craft or home improvement store and possibly even in your yard.

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Is Miscommunication Making Parenting Your Kids Tougher Than Necessary?

Is Miscommunication Making Parenting Tougher Than Necessary? - Parenting Like Hannah“That’s baaaad!” I’ll never forget how amazing we thought we were, because our parents had to keep asking if we meant “bad, bad” or “good, bad” when we told them something was “bad”.

Each generation has its own slang terms that change as soon as adults start understanding and using the words. It’s just part of establishing a healthy distance between parents and their kids.

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A Girl’s Guide to Conquering Life

A Girl's Guide to Conquering Life - Parenting Like HannahIf you’ve been a parent for very long, you realize kids have different personalities. Some of your children may absolutely love a particular activity, while your other kids like something totally different. That’s why we are always on the lookout for resources your kids might enjoy.

Recently, I was offered a chance to review the book The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life by Erica and Jonathan Catherman. The book claims to coach girls on everything from “how to ace an interview, change a tire, talk to a guy and 97 other skills you need to thrive.” For girls who love earning Girl Scout badges and patches, this sounds like a book they would love.

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Is That a Bug?! Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Is That a Bug?! Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahDid you know there are a lot of insects mentioned in the Bible? They were used to punish people. They were eaten by John the Baptist.

Most importantly, they can teach your kids something God wants them to learn. Which is great, because bugs are interesting and the warm weather brings out all sorts of bugs to observe.

So let’s get started learning what bugs can teach your kids that God wants them to learn!

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How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids

How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids - Parenting Like HannahDid you take our quiz, Are You a Defensive Parent? How do you think you did? How many “Yes” answers did you have? Unfortunately, the number of “Yes” answers isn’t as important as to which questions you answered “Yes”.

Defensive parenting really has two parts to it. Both are equally critical to the ultimate results you may have in attempting to dedicate your kids to God. Your ultimate goal of course is for your kids to end up in Heaven. A more immediate goal is to have them become active, productive, faithful Christians. To accomplish both goals, you need to help your kids build strong faith foundations and reach their godly potential.

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