Archive for October, 2016

C4P 19: Gut Stuff

Bible Passages: Psalm 119:103, Luke 12:23, John 4:34, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 10:31, John 6:35

Gut Stuff

Today we are going to talk about one thing that could be at the root of a child’s learning concerns and/or behavior challenges. Join us as we explore yet another potential answer to a child’s struggles.

Is your child:

·         Uncomfortable?
·         Stuck in some of his development?
·         Sickly?
·         Struggling academically?
·         Annoying?
·         Miserable?

·         High fructose corn syrup
·         Hydrogenated oils
·         Artificial flavors
·         Artificial and sugar substitutes
·         Too much sugar

Consider the effects of dairy and/or gluten on your child.

Do the process of crowding out. (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). Buy more and more good stuff and less and less bad stuff. Eventually, your pantry and refrigerator/freezer will be filled with healthy foods.

Consider supplementing vitamins and minerals as needed.

Tip for the Week – Helping Your Child Get the Job Done

Some suggestions:
·         Step back and figure out what you want them to know.
·         Make a step by step list of the way that you want the job done. That list is for you.
·         Now, create a chart with those steps signified by pictures or a few signal words.
·         Post the chart in his/her room.
·         Every few days for a few weeks, go into the child’s room WITH him or her, communicate each step and do the steps together. Make it a positive experience. Work together cheerfully.

Take to the next level

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C4P 18: Team Player

Bible Passage: Matthew 10:13-16


Advocating for our child who has challenges as they struggle to fit in children’s ministry can sometimes be agonizing. There are many things to consider and today we want to help you develop some strategies.

Remember that you are part of the TEAM

The child is the priority

Think ahead

What is helpful for this setting?

Remember that your child is emerging and expect progress

Share good character traits as well as trigger/struggle points

Give ideas of what has helped in the past but be open to new strategies

Have an attitude of gratitude

Pray for your child, the leaders, and the other children regularly

Consider a small thank you gift

Always give grace

Tip for the Week – Dominance – Child Development Strategy

Dominance is long term memory and all about how the brain stores information.

Does your child struggle with:


Having roller coaster emotions?

Getting frustrated easily?




It is possible that your child is mixed-dominant.

Join us to find out how you can tell and why it matters.

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2) A helpful article regarding Dominance:,_Mixed_Dominance_and_the_Brain.html


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