Rites of Passage Experience

Birth - 5th Grade
 
Birth - Invitation To Peace

In this Rite of Passage parents will discover a time of peace with their newborn. The first year with a baby is all about routine, and this Rite of Passage will equip Parents to build peaceful moments into that routine.       

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Year 1 - Birthday Blessing

This Rite of Passage helps parents throw the best 1st year birthday party for their child where they’ll share with friends and family a written “Birthday Blessing”.  This “Birthday Blessing” will be a treasure that helps the Parents outline their prayers and dreams for their child.

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Year 2 - Invitation To Prayer

Now that their child is speaking, Parents can take the time to teach them what it means to speak with God. We want to help parents process what type of person they want their child to be, then build a simple prayer around one of those traits that the parent and child can begin praying together.

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Year 3 - Big Kid Bed

Moving from the crib to a big kid bed is a big step. This Rites of Passage guides parents through a big kid bed ceremony where parents write a verse/prayer on the big kid bed and friends/family gather to read scripture/pray over the bed.

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Year 4 - Invitation To Independence

This Rite of Passage will help parents set their child up to enter kindergarten with independence.It will give parents some steps to ensure their child is as prepared as possible.

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Kindergarten - Generosity

Children in kindergarten are fairly self sufficient. They are beginning the phase of independence. whether your child is at half-day or all-day kindergarten or is home-schooled, they are going to be spending some amount of time away from you for the first time. This can be both scary and exciting for parents. But rest assured–your child is ready for this change.

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1st Grade - Responsibility

1st graders are stepping into their “Big Kid” years. There can be me insecurity for children during this transition. This year kids are spending a good deal of their time away from you, which can be a little scary for everyone involved. However, they are developmentally ready for this shift toward independence.

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2nd Grade - The Bible

The biggest developmental jump in the life of a 2nd grader is in the area of social development. Kids are beginning to develop significant friendships and recognize the needs and feelings of others. Another big milestone is in the area of reading. This year children will read more independently than they have in any of the previous years.

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3rd Grade - Rhythm

This is the year that children begin to see clear differences between themselves and others, which can lead children to suppress their individuality. We need to help children see that they are uniquely made. This is the year that children’s interests in multiple areas can peak, leading to increased chaos in scheduling.

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4th Grade - Friendship

The biggest change in development for 4th graders is the change in friendships. All of a sudden, they care what others think of them and want to fit in. Your child probably has at least one very close friend this year that they enjoy spending time with.

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5th Grade - Identity

Fifth graders still want your encouragement, but they will rarely ask for it. This is the year that teasing and gossiping take center stage, and with your child’s desire to “fit in,” it can lead to a compromise of values. These big shifts make it even more important for you to help your child see how they are designed differently, on purpose.

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