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How to Talk to Your Kids About Independence Day

United States - United States Declaration of Independence

By Melanie Rainer

Americans love a reason to celebrate! Is there any other national holiday that is quite as exciting as the 4th of July? Close your eyes and think about the many Independence Days you have celebrated. What comes to mind? Barbecues, sunshine, lemonade, the feeling of grass beneath your feet, horseshoes, pie-eating contests, hot dogs, swimming, […]

Pentecost: How to Talk to Kids About the Holy Spirit

By Editorial Team

Most people only know Pentecost as a Christian holiday, where we commemorate the day when the Holy Spirit fell on the Apostles of Christ as they gathered together in the upper room, after the Ascension of Jesus. Scripture (Acts 2) actually tells us that Jews from many different nations were in Jerusalem that day. They […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Jesus’ Death at Easter

Crucifix - Stations of the Cross

By Editorial Team

Around Easter every year, we start to think about how we’re going to talk to our kids about Jesus’ death – which is a pretty tricky topic for little kids! Most people like to skirt the topic. I get it. It’s not an easy one. Who wants to talk to kids about torture? About archaic […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

9/11 Memorial & Museum - World Trade Center

By Editorial Team

I recently heard a teenager say she loved attending the 9/11 memorial service in our town because she “loves history”. I almost laughed because Tuesday, September 11, 2001, doesn’t seem like history to me. It seems like yesterday. I wonder if my grandmother, born in 1930 would have laughed if I told her Pearl Harbor […]

How to Talk to Kids About Easter

By Editorial Team

Celebrate Easter with Minno Watch the Laugh and Grow Bible Easter Special to help your kids understand the love and sacrifice of Jesus! Check out this special Raising Boys and Girls podcast episode on how to talk to your kids about Easter featuring Minno’s Director of Education and Faith Formation! At Minno, we know how […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About War (Age by Age)

By Melanie Rainer

Wondering how to talk to kids about war with all that’s happening in Ukraine? Use these age by age talking points to offer a hope-filled perspective. We live in a Civil War town. It’s impossible to drive very far at all without passing statues, signs marking famous battle sites, and other reminders of the war […]