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Helping our children to love well

The Bible tells us that we were made by love and for love. God lives in perfect love within himself, within the Trinity, and out of the fullness of God’s triune being and perfect love he created people in His image. We are also to live in love, to share in the experience of loving [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Feb 16, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping your child develop healthy self-esteem

Healthy Self Esteem is important. Children who feel good about themselves are better set for success socially and academically. Healthy self-esteem helps children gain in confidence, face challenges, enjoy successes and cope with disappointments or mistakes.   Give your children choices: While we desire our children to follow directions and this is an important skill [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Thu, Feb 8, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Organizing your home… while you have kids in it.

As I sat down to write this post, I decided that, before I started dispensing my ideas about organizing kid’s stuff, I should probably do a little research and see what others out there in the blogosphere were thinking and writing about. Some people were all about organizing on a tight budget; others were ready [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Jan 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Love like God’s Love: Every Body is a Gift

God wants us to know Him and His love, and to share that love with the rest of the world through our lives and the way we choose to live them. During the first few weeks of Chapel, we’ve used a popular hand signal to start teaching a simple, yet incredibly important truth, the truth [...]

By Penelope Hayes| Fri, Oct 6, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

How much does your 2-year-old really understand?

Everyone has heard of the ‘terrible two’s’ so when my firstborn, Jonah, sailed through the first half of the two’s stage without much fanfare I was very much relieved. But then his sister was born. And we started potty training. His preschool his teacher said that he was ‘squawking’ instead of using his words. Let’s [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Sep 22, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s back to school time! How to make your transition smooth.

A new normal has begun for your child. A new class, new friends, new teachers and a new routine. It can initially feel overwhelming for you and for  your child. We want to acknowledge that these first few weeks can be hard and want to offer some support by sharing a few things that we [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Sep 8, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Mooooooom, I’m boooooooored!” (Summer activities for you and your kids!)

I’m bored! This is the dreaded statement we sometimes hear from our kids when they’re home, and while we didn’t have half as many choices growing up as it seems our children do when it comes to things to do, sometimes it seems like they run out of things to do faster. Being bored is actually [...]

By | Fri, May 12, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

About Supa, TPK’s sponsored child

Perhaps you have heard about Supa, TPK's sponsored child in Kenya. Today we would like to tell you more about Supa and her life at St. Nicholas. Please contact us if you'd like to know more about Supa, St. Nicholas, or sponsoring a child. Supa is a 3rd grader. She lives in Kenya. She has [...]

By Carolyn Baldwin| Fri, Apr 28, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“I wonder if my child has developmental issues, but…”

We all know that our children grow and develop on their own timelines, each child at his or her own pace. But sometimes we might watch our child and think, "He just doesn't seem to be doing things quite like his same-age peers." We might wonder what's normal, who we can talk to about developmental [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Mar 31, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|