What Is Family?

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fam·i·ly /ˈfam(ə)lē/ noun 1. a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household. 2. THOSE WHO LOVE YOU WHETHER THEY ARE RELATED OR NOT Many of us grew up that family has to be related to us. But really, we find over the years that there are many definitions of who are family is, who we are really close to, who adds to those that are natually related to us. Family looks different for everyone. Most families are not traditional mom, dad and kids anymore. Most families are a combination of step parents, grand parents, nieces and nephews, etc. Some family members may be neighbors and friends. The truth of the matter is that the structure everyone’s family looks different. We need to teach our children that …

Stand Up: Speak Out

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Statistics shows that most people walk away and don’t get involved. Even adults. You wouldn’t want this to happen to someone you love. Most bullys will quit the unwanted behavior if someone interferes. BE AN INTERFERRER…

Cyber Bullying…

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Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to send mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages to or about another person. It might be in a text, e-mail, direct message, or in a post online. What are your teens doing when they are online, whether it is on their computer, a tablet, or phone. Are they looking at things they shouldn’t be? Are they commenting on posts from others? Are they watching videos? Are they commenting on someone’s body? face? or hair? Are they being uplifiting or hurtful? Comments that may seems innocent to some, may be actually very hurtful. Become involved with what’s happening online…

Teaching About Bullying

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What is it… Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

Success vs. Value

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We often mix up the difference between “Success” and “Value”. Success is what we do and accomplish. Success is scoring a touchdown, running a race, winning the spelling bee. Value is who we are. It’s what’s on the inside. Value is how we treat others. Value is being kind, respectful, honoring. Although success is fun and creates great memories with our children, we want them to be people of value. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  Phil 4:8

Why Do Children Need A Healthy Self Esteem

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Children develop how think about themselves at an early age. They soak in how people treat each other and how others treat them. Right or wrong they develop perceptions of themselves by their surrounding inputs. It doesn’t have to be a correct perception, but it is the perception they carry into their adult lives. What self image are our children forming about themselves. What self acceptance, or lack thereof, are they thinking… Are they smart? Is there appearance acceptable? Do others want to be around them? Do people value what they have to say? These are all questions we as adults ask ourselves, and they come from experiences we had when we were young, and develop how we cope with rejection and how we handle conflict in our adult lives.