Nursery Parent Minute- July 2016

July 2016

What’s going on...

in the nursery??

A newsletter for parents of 0 to 2 year olds




From the nursery:            

Hey Parents! We are SO glad that you bring your babies to the nursery! They are so sweet. We enjoy getting to see the unique personality of each one.

Please fill us in on any little details that are going on in your child’s world. We really want to know! We like having in-roads to connect with them.

We also have a prayer theme that we pray over your kids in our own hearts as we care for them...a lot of times it’s something that we pray over their whole lives, not just this baby stage. July’s theme is: Pray that they will choose godly influences, that they will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong friends, that they will be hedged in so that they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places and so that the wrong people cannot find their way to them, and that each would be kept from a wrong mate.’

Here are the teachers who will be with your baby in July:

1st Service: Joanne Lucas, Kasie Harris, Jennifer Hoffman; 2nd Service: Hilda Fernandez, Laurie Havens, Gina Endres (and we also have lots of faithful helpers!!)


Hey Parents!  Here’s an Idea to Try!

Having a baby can be super stressful on your marriage. It becomes so easy to vent some of the natural frustration of caring for a small person 24/7 on your spouse. The exhaustion, coupled with the stress of not knowing what to do, can easily make situations become volatile. Here’s an idea to try with your partner:

Decide that you and your spouse are going to be okay with not having the immediate solution. Your child is going to have a thousand needs, and it may feel stressful to not know how to care for each one immediately. Relax, take a deep breath and remind yourself that it’s OK to not know how to handle all of them right away. Give yourself room and time to grow as a parent.  Use the ‘Give It 2 Weeks’ principle. Let’s say, for example, that your baby is not going down well for one of his daytime naps. Instead of feeling immediately stressed, tell yourself, “Give It 2 Weeks.” Take time to try different solutions. Take time to talk to friends and/or doctors about how they would handle the situation. Let yourself have time to learn what to do. The ‘Give It 2 Weeks’ principle can help reduce the amount of stress you experience when you don’t know how to help your child through any particular situation.”   

Check out these important dates &    

stick ’em on your calendar today:    

  • New 1st Grader Parent Gathering: July 31, 11am, Rm 128

  • LFA Camp: August 1-5

  • 4 Year Old Parent Gathering: August 14, 11am, Rm 128

  • 2 Year Old Parent Gathering: August 21, 11am, Rm 128

  • Parent Summit: November 19         

And how about some blogs to read?????

These QR codes take you to 3 blogs:

  • Sound More Like An Ice Cream Truck and Less Like a Fart: Helping Kids Follow Directions

  • The IPad Is Stealing My Son’s Childhood   A Mom’s concerns and proactive steps to consider the effect technology is having on her son’s development

  • Parents, You Can’t Build Heaven Here   A good reminder of our tendency to forget eternity and ‘build heaven here’ for our kids