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IT'S JUST A PHASE, SO DON'T MISS IT

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE ABOUT RAISING CHILDREN? 

We believe that it takes a village to raise a child and we want to do everything we can as your church village to help and support you on your parenting journey.


IN A NUTSHELL! 

Your family MATTERS to GOD and SO your family MATTERS to US.


THAT’S WHY... 

We want to share some insights with you on the phases in your child's life from the book – “It’s just a phase – so don’t miss it” – by Reggie Joiner and Kirsten Ivy.


THE BIG IDEA!

A phase is a time-frame in a child’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future, if you know and understand what phase they are in.


As parents you have 936 weeks between your child’s birth and graduation and we don’t want you to miss what’s happening during the critical phases of your child growing up so here are 5 helpful facts for each age group phase, to give you a glimpse into your child’s mind, heart and world. 


Check out the 5 helpful facts about the phase applicable to your child by clicking the links below:

  1. DID YOU KNOW AGE 1 & 2 IS THE PHASE WHEN...
  2. DID YOU KNOW AGE 3 & 4 IS THE PHASE WHEN ...
  3. DID YOU KNOW AGE 5 & 6 - 7 IS THE PHASE WHEN ...
  4. DID YOU KNOW AGE 8 & 9 IS THE PHASE WHEN ...
  5. DID YOU KNOW AGE 10 & 11 IS THE PHASE WHEN ...
  6. DID YOU KNOW AGE 12 IS THE PHASE WHEN ...


In the book 'Don't Miss It', authors Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy help parents discover that what they understand about their kids now has the potential to change their kids’ future. If parents don’t miss what’s happening during this phase of their kids’ lives, then maybe kids won’t miss some important things they need to know about life. That’s why what parents do this week matters.


If you would like to discover more about the phases your child will go through, CLICK HERE to link to their book.

rAISING KIDS

IN A DIGITAL AGE

We recommend that you engage with Common Sense Media which will help you, help your kids thrive in a world of media and technology!


Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. 


Their 'Parent Concerns' and 'Parent Blog' help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.


Click on the following link to check them out: www.commonsensemedia.org

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING ABOUT PARENTING?

We know that parents want to be great parents and that it's best done in community, so we have come across some great podcasts, books and blogs that give great insight and helpful tips and tools in raising children... CLICK HERE for our recommendations. 

DON'T KNOW WHAT BIBLE TO BUY FOR YOUR KIDS?

It can be hard to decide which bible to buy for your kids at the different ages and stages of their adventure of following Jesus. So Grace Kids wants to make it easier for you. CLICK HERE to view our recommendations for children's bibles.