Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Art of Asking Good Questions

Deep within the heart of every person is the desire to be known, wanted, and loved; it s how God wired us. Sin skews these hopes, but the root of each is still present in all hearts. As mentors, the … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Future Story- 5th Grade

In 5th grade, your protege is in the oldest grade at their elementary school. The younger students all look up to them. They should be setting the pace for their peers, and this means that they must learn to lead … Continue reading

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5’s- Sex- 5th Grade

Fifth graders are typically 10-11 years old, and the earliest age at which a child is first exposed to pornographic material is in this range. The median age is 14 in regard to first exposure. In regard to sexual material … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Service- 5th Grade

In some cases, a 5th grade student has not been encouraged to serve but simply to do what is necessary. Examples include the commands to clean your room or wash your clothes. Adults may view the child as an inconvenience, … Continue reading

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5 S’s- School- 5th Grade

In 5th grade, your protege will be in their final year of elementary school before moving on to a middle school. It is around this time that any positive or negative character or behavioral traits, including their work ethic in … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Salvation- 5th Grade

In 5th grade, most students who have been attending school in the area for awhile have developed who their friends are. They have been deeply influenced by the people they have been around the most: both family and friends included. … Continue reading

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The “Getting Out” Story

What story are you telling your protege? The culture you grew up in taught you a story: this narrative provided a backdrop for your life, even if you didn t recognize it. For example, I grew up the ‚Äòburbs where … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Future Story- 4th Grade

Many of our children grow up in families that are very focused on the proverbial here-and-now. There isn t a lot of planning or preparation for the future. Consequently, finishing school, going to college, or holding down a job are … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Service- 4th Grade

Elementary school children are often naturally more giving and open to serving than older children are. Middle school and high school are usually the time when selfishness and a strong inward focus emerge. So, 4th grade is a really great … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Sex- 4th Grade

While, in some cultures, it isn t the norm for a 4th grade child to need to talk extensively through sex and sexual behavior, however talking about sex and sexuality early is very important. The culture these children are growing … Continue reading

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