Age Groups

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

You can find info by topic here on Parenting on Purpose:

OR…you can search by age level and find conversations and resources that apply to your kids.

 

Babies & Toddlers

 

“Silence is golden — unless you have a toddler. In that case, silence is very, very suspicious.” ~Anonymous

For this age group, we’ve got all kinds of information, including

  • Attachment Parenting
  • Baby Wearing
  • Breastfeeding
  • Co-Sleeping
  • Baby Communication
  • Balance & Boundaries
  • Homebirth
  • Elimination Communication
  • Early Childhood Education

 

Pre-Schoolers

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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ~ Fred Rogers

This is such a cool time of discovery and growth, but it also be hugely challenging for the parents of this age group. You might be interested in some of these topics:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Language Development
  • Role Playing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Obedience
  • Character Training
  • Reading
  • Siblings
  • Conflict Stewardship

 

Elementary Aged Kids

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“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Welcome to the exploration and experimentation years when our kiddos are just starting to figure out what they love and how things work and how to make good choices. It’s a super fun time for us because these little people turn into the most amazing little individuals.

Dig into posts and podcasts and resources about

  • Role Playing
  • Honor & Respect
  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Passion & Purpose
  • Creativity
  • Free Time With a Purpose
  • Behavior Modification
  • Obedience
  • Character Training
  • Education
  • Homeschooling
  • Unschooling
  • Reading
  • Friendships
  • Siblings
  • Conflict Stewardship
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Middle Schoolers

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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Relationships take center stage at this point, and it’s also the time for serious pursuit of a kid’s passion. Although it might be controversial, we believe you can discover the general direction of a child’s calling by the time they’re about age 12. And when you do, you can help them become mini-experts in the thing they love and set them up for future success.

If you’ve got a middle schooler, dig into topics including

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Stewardship
  • Honor & Respect
  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Passion & Purpose
  • Creativity
  • Free Time With a Purpose
  • Excellence
  • Virtue
  • Education
  • Homeschooling
  • Unschooling
  • Friendships
  • Siblings
  • 7 Mountain Principle
  • Passion & Purpose
  • College Prep
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Servant Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Art of Argumentation
  • Role Models

 

High Schoolers

BeFunky_Lexi“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” 
~ Franz Kafka

There’s a lie that has been floating around the masses. It says that teenagers are apathetic and moody and self-absorbed and rebellious. It is an absolute LIE from straight out of the pit of hell!

If you Parent On Purpose, teenagers are a reward. They are strong and creative and smart and excellent. They have a wise and virtuous character, and they are a blast to hang out with. They doing a great job of cooking for the family and cleaning the house. They hilariously funny and amazingly insightful.

These are the final launching years — the to focus on

  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Free Time With a Purpose
  • Excellence
  • Life Skills
  • Money Management
  • Time Management
  • Organization Skills
  • College Prep
  • Career Training
  • Vulnerability
  • Transparency
  • Marriage & Parenting Prep
  • Natural & Sustainable Living
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Mentorships
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Servant Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Art of Argumentation

 

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 5 to 29), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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