Parenting and Grand-parenting: What Can You Really Do?

During our Parenting and Grand-parenting workshop in March, George Kohl shared some wisdom into parenting and grand-parenting in relation to what a person can really do because there are limits to parent power. Parents are the biggest influence on a child’s life, but not the only influence. Parents tend to think...

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Parenting At Every Phase

At the end of March, we held a morning Parenting and Grand-parenting workshop called “It’s a Phase: Don’t Miss It”. A phase is a time frame in a kids life where we can leverage distinctive opportunities and relationship to shape their future. Over the next couple of months, I’d like to...

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Talking to Your Children

Written by Steve Blumer, Pastor of Family and Adults at Hope Chapel When you brought your child home from the hospital or held them for the first time through an adoption process, you didn’t get an instruction manual. And neither did your parents when they raised you.  So, people often...

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7 Desires of Your Child’s Heart

A few weeks ago our children’s workers had the opportunity to attend a conference called Kids Matter Kids Ministry.  Bethany Dattolo (Hope Chapel’s Children’s Director) and Steve Blumer (Pastor of Family and Adults) shared during some break-outs at the conference. Bethany talked about reengaging parents and Steve shared what kids...

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Teaching Kids to be Generous

By Steve Blumer, Pastor of Family and Adults Teaching kids to be generous is a skill every parent wants their children to learn. I haven’t met a parent that desires their children to be selfish, not to share, or step on people en route up the corporate ladder. But being...

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