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Welcome to the Parents’ Corner!  The scope of this page has been expanded to include topics that are relevant to the entire family, young couples, individuals who are thinking about marriage, kids’ education, and more. 
 
HappyFamilyWe ask our Lord Jesus Christ to strengthen the Church established in each christian home and help us to elevate our beloved kids in the Coptic Christian Faith.  Glory be to God forever and ever. Amen.
 
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Fill your Home with Love

There is no doubt that we all as parents have unlimited love to our kids.  It is one of the many blessings that God had blessed us with to fill our well-beings with lots of love and care for our bundles of joy, even when they grow and become our source of grief!
 
But do your kids know that you love them???LoveinHome
 
1.Say it:  Don’t think that when kids grow older that they don’t like you to tell them that you “love them”.  Even when they tell you it is embarrassing…say it!  Even when they don’t reply back to you by “I love you too”…still say it!  Even when they do something so terrible that you feel you will explode (explode first then say it!).  Let them hear you saying “I love you” to them constantly.
 
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life.  That word is love.” ~Sophocles (Greek playwright)
2.Show it:  Kids relate to actions more than anything.  They need to feel you in their lives. They need your time more than your gifts and money.   Whether, it is attending an important game of soccer or a piano recital or simply spending time playing a board game.  Show them that you rather spend time with them then anything else in the world.  Show your love to them and to everything they love. 
 
“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~Jesse Jackson
 
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How to break the barrier?

BreaktheBarrierMany of us feel that our kids are not listening to what we have to say to them.  That they block us from their life and build a big barrier between our world and their world.  Are both worlds different?  Yes, they are! 
That’s why we need to pay attention not only to what we say to them but also HOW we say it!  Here’s how we can break the barrier:
 
1.Be a good listener- many kids complain that their parents don’t give them a chance to explain their side of the problem.  They simply yell at them before trying to understand their point of view.  Give them the time and the chance to tell you what they need to say without any fear of criticism.
“Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.”  (Proverbs 29:17)
2.Avoid being negative- no matter what kids do, or how they make wrong judgment that put them in bad situations.  Be on their side and help them solve their problems without putting them down.  You can communicate with them without making them feel bad about themselves.  There is a big difference in making them feel bad about something they did wrong and making them feel bad about themselves.
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”  (Ephesians 6:4)
 
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