Family Day of Thankfulness

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A Note from Cynthia It’s November and Thanksgiving is on the brain for most of us. This week, we are excited to bring you a story of thankfulness from one of our Christian Parenting readers. Julie Sparks is a mother of five who writes about some raw moments in her parenting journey and how the…

How to Encourage Gratitude in Your Children During the Holidays

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I remember my excitement the day the Sears & Roebuck catalog landed in the mailbox of my childhood home. I carefully looked through each section circling the gifts I wanted to find under our Christmas tree. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Barbie’s Dream House, and a Cabbage Patch Kid made the list more than once. The…

Teaching Gratitude

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How many moms and dads will be telling their children to lie and say “thank you” when Grandma puts her famous green bean casserole on their plates for Thanksgiving? Good parents diligently remind their children to say “please” and “thank you” but do good manners really teach our children to be grateful? How important is…

Practicing Thankfulness (#hydratefortheholidays)

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Don’t panic. Even though the words, “Can we get together next week? The Friday before Thanksgiving?” might have been spoken today [What?! Friday before Thanksgiving?! Next week!! EEEK!], there’s still time. Breathe. Truth be told, in most other years, Thanksgiving would be next week. But this year, the holiday falls the last week of November.…