9 02, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 5. Pizza and a ? Night

By |2015-10-06T22:49:26-07:00February 9th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Sometimes we just need some good old fashioned family time. This week have a night where everyone is home, get a pizza and just hang out together. You can watch a movie. Play a board game. Just spend the night enjoying each other.

23 02, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 7. Proverbs Challenge

By |2017-05-03T08:56:00-07:00February 23rd, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Leave a Bible and a journal on the coffee table. Each day read one Proverb and then rewrite it in your own words. Challenge your child to do the same, in the same journal, then they can see what you are writing and you can [...]

2 03, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 8. Lunch Box Love Notes

By |2015-10-06T22:42:57-07:00March 2nd, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Three days this week write your student a small note that encourages them in a way to live for Jesus while at school. Tuck the note into a notebook or lunch. Make it a place where they can find it (but not be embarrassed).

23 03, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 11. The “I Love You” Challenge

By |2015-10-06T22:18:26-07:00March 23rd, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

At least five times this week stop, look your student in the eye and tell them that you love them. Then tell them something you love about them, that is NOT a physical attribute. For example: “I love the way that you really are a [...]

30 03, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 12. Do What They Like

By |2015-10-06T22:16:26-07:00March 30th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Make a 15 minute “date” with your student this week. Set aside 15 minutes just to do something with your student they like to do. Even better if it's something your student knows you don't particularly enjoy doing yourself!

6 04, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 13. Friday Fast Food

By |2015-10-06T22:15:41-07:00April 6th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Take your student (or students) out with the idea of finding out how they are doing. Let them pick their favorite place. Avoid asking “yes” or “no” questions. Instead ask questions that get them talking. Instead of, “How’s your friend?” ask “Tell me one thing [...]

13 04, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 14. Fun and Favorite

By |2015-10-06T22:15:00-07:00April 13th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

This week, do something with your student that is a favorite activity. If not make them their favorite meal. Use this time to talk about all of your student's “favorites.” When is the last time you told each other your favorite song, food, movie, etc.

20 04, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 15. Five Morning Minutes

By |2015-10-06T22:14:22-07:00April 20th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

Sometimes it is hard to sit and “talk” face to face. Using a notebook spend five minutes every morning writing a short note to your student about why you love them and what you are proud of them for. Put the notebook in their room [...]

8 06, 2015

Horizon Youth : What We’re Talking About: Hooked (June 14-21)

By |2015-10-06T22:04:09-07:00June 8th, 2015|Horizon Families, Parents, Youth|

We’re Teaching This: When it comes to junk food, nearly everyone has a weak spot. Maybe for you, it’s the perfect salty bag of chips. Or maybe it’s beef jerky or those tiny pizza rolls. Maybe you have a sweet tooth and you just can’t [...]