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Developing empathy in your child

We understand that empathy is important - but how do we help our children develop this complex skill? We have many dreams for our children. We hope they are happy, healthy, emotionally well-adjusted people who can positively impact the world. We hope they are confident, kind, know how to be a good friend, and have [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Apr 27, 2018|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

Christmas – When God Came Down

On this 3rd weekend of the Advent Season, we pause again to remember that at Christmas God came to us as Emmanuel – God WITH us.  There is a lovely Christmas carol which says, “Love came down at Christmas…”  That is so true – as Jesus left the beauty of heaven to “come down” to Planet Earth, with [...]

By | Fri, Dec 15, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

Advent: A time of waiting and expecting

The 4 weeks leading up to Christmas are called “Advent” – a wonderful time of year, which begins this Sunday with “The First Sunday of Advent.” The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” – and it’s a special time of waiting, of preparing, of expecting the coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is 4 weeks of [...]

By Coleman Tyler| Fri, Dec 1, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

A Thankful Heart

Because a thankful heart is a happy heart I’m glad for what I have That’s an easy way to start For the love that He shares Cause He listens to my prayers That’s why I say thanks every day These lyrics are from the Veggie Tales video Madame Blueberry - and I highly recommend it to [...]

By Tara Frodigh| Tue, Nov 21, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

Praying Prayers of Thanksgiving With Children

One of the most wonderful gifts that God has given me -- besides my family and friends, cinnamon, Irish Setters, and the color green -- is a great love for children. I especially love four-year-olds. God gave me a “new crop” of 4’s each fall of my 11 years at TPK.  My love for our great Father [...]

By Patty Royall| Fri, Nov 17, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

Praying Blessings for Children

Praying Blessings for Children Patty Royall Years ago, one of my very best girlfriends, who is my all-time best prayer partner, gave me an article about using bible verses as blessings for children. The article recommended selecting a verse to be used every night at prayer time. The blessing was to be prayed over a [...]

By Patty Royall| Fri, Oct 27, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

Shaping Your Child’s Worldview

As our children grow up, they will each have to find the answers to many questions of life. They will work to establish their own identities, to figure out how to relate to the world around them - and they will at some point have to figure out what they know about God. These are big questions [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, May 5, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

A special space: TPK’s children’s chapel

Have you ever wondered what we do in Chapel at TPK? Today's guest post is by one of our Chapel leaders, Penelope Hayes. Read on to learn about our chapel program and why it's special. On the first floor of Truro Preschool and Kindergarten is a color filled room with large decoupaged “stained glass windows” [...]

By | Fri, Feb 17, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|