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Author: Danielle Ford

Christmas Lists

From a personal point of view, making lists is one habit that keeps organization within view in our household.  Lists for groceries, lists for activities, even lists for house cleaning help me keep on track.  When it comes time to Christmas shopping, list making takes on a whole new priority, as budgets, deadlines, and a growing family are all important considerations.   Do you make lists?  Do you love checking things off?  Here are a few lists to make with your children this Christmas. You all may all realize that the most important lists do not include presents!  ...

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Sibling Rivalry

Do children outgrow sibling rivalry? Recently, our grown sons got together to celebrate one of them returning from military service.  Two of them have a colorful past of competition, disagreements, and even a few physical altercations.  But that was all in the past.  As the three of them reminisced it was not the negative memories that mattered most but how their friendship has grown through it all.  They each hold the other two in great regard. Create building blocks to better relationships between your children with these conversation starters. Table Topics | Question 1 What do you like most...

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Fortnite or Fort Night -Video Game or Game Night?

There is an enormously popular video game that continues to grow in popularity among students and young adults: Fortnite.  Your kids may refer to it as a harmless game where there is no violence because when foes fall they simply evaporate and disappear with no blood or gore.  However, parents, you need to take notice of the time your children may be spending on this game and the money they may be spending as well.   According to an article in Consumer Reports, although the game is free to download and playable across most medias (PCs, Macs, PS4, and Xbox...

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Meals with Great Food and Conversation Meals start with great food but they should end with great conversation.  Let FreshTake make your mealtime meaningful and enjoyable.  Your children are hungry for more than just a good meal; they need you to be intentional about finding out what is in their heart.  What is worrying them?  What is making them feel successful? What is really going on at their school? Would you like to know?  Use the conversation starters from FreshTake Family to listen to what your children need to tell you.  Each conversation starter provides coaching for how to listen to more than just...

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Trick or Treat Traditions

Holidays are where many family traditions begin. If your family has traditions around the fall harvest holiday, also known as Halloween, asking the following conversation starting questions may help keep your children safe at the end of October. Whether or not your family participates in the practice of trick or treating throughout the neighborhood or not, you may find they have particular opinions about this holiday event. Table Topics | Question 1 What do you like about trick or treating? r Discover Of course, children enjoy the hoards of candy that can be collected as they go door to...

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