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Reasons your MS is Freaking Out

       We all have different things that "freak us out."  Some of them are logical, some of them are not.  Check out this article with some funny one-liners that perfectly sum up Middle School emotions.

Discussion questions with MS students:  What are some things that are freaking you out right now? Can you resonate with any of these? Is there something you've freaked out about lately that actually wasn't that big of a deal? What can I do, to help you feel loved when you're "freaking out?"

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Creative Parenting

       Most of the weekly topics have been serious in having deep discussions with our students about controversial and pressing issues.  But this week is about creative ways in which we may parent or disciple kids.  Do they know why there is a curfew?  Do they comprehend why it's not proper to hit someone back when they punch you first?  Can they articulate why we either stop or don't stop to help someone on the side of the road holding a sign for food?

       Most likely you have some of your own parenting methods.  But I think discussing things like why discipline, moderation, and routine with our students can help them begin to mature and understand biblical principles.  And continuing to do that under the Fifth Commandment is the perfect place. Here are a few creative parenting ways I've seen in the news lately.  They might make your day!

Discussion questions with MS students - What questions do you have about being an adult/parent? Why do you think we (insert action here)? What do you appreciate most about me as a parent? What is one thing you could do without?

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