July 24, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 14
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom

Dear One,


There are amazing things happening for us these days. Julie has had the great privilege of working with the ministry for special needs children at our new church. One of her passions is to see that children are accepted and get a sense of belonging no matter what is going on with them. She also wants to help peers and teachers realize how much of a blessing they are receiving by embracing all children into their worlds. She is enjoying working with a leader who has a HUGE heart for the children under her care.


We have had meetings with several different organizations who are beginning conversations about folding what we do into their work in some form or another. It is always exciting to us to spread empowerment to parents in many different places.


On a personal note, we are thrilled that our firstborn daughter and our son-in-love are coming with their four footed baby to visit for a few days next week. It has been too many months since we have been together. To add to the excitement, our son and daughter-in-love are moving from their first apartment as a married couple into a duplex here in Lynchburg. Suffice it to say that we will be pretty busy folks with work and ministry and family and are so happy with the thought.


Up next in this eZine:

  • A Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid
  • News about our next no-fee Webinar
  • A brand new Blog Post - Is It My Parenting?
  • Upcoming Events - Roanoke bound on August 6, 2015

Much love to you and yours,

Tom and Julie




Don't Miss our next no-fee webinar:

4 Tips to Turn

Your Struggling Reader into A Confident Reader


Got a struggling reader at your house? You will want to check out this webinar. For more information and to register: 




Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid:

Date Your Child

Tom and Julie Meekins


Recently we saw the most adorable video of a Daddy ringing the doorbell of his home. The door opened to a precious little girl of about 6 years old. The little girl was dressed up in a party dress, with pretty shoes, and adorned with sweet little girl jewelry. She was looking quite proud of herself. Her father asked if she was ready for their date and off they went to spend some time "out on the town" together (and by out on the town, I think they may have been going for ice cream).


Do you date your child?


No matter how old they are, children love one-on-one time with their parents.


Here are some tips to consider:


1. Find out what your child really likes to do. Is it going to the library or a bookstore? Is it getting ice cream? Is it taking in a sports game? Is it going to a park and playing on the playground? Is it going to see a play together or going to the movies? When our children were little, we often took them for ice cream. When they got older, coffee shop dates, minor league baseball games, music concerts, and camping trips were on the agenda.


2. Schedule a regular time each month to date your child. This is important because it gives an added positive anticipation for your child as he or she looks forward to your time together. Do whatever you can to keep your date. You are communicating to your child that he or she is important to you and you are showing that you honor and respect them.  


3. Create some kind of momento and give it to your child so they can remember your date times together. This can be in the form of a photo, a ticket stub, a play bill, etc.


It is important to build a strong relationship between you and your child. Dating him or her is a wonderful way to add a log to the fire of that relationship. Dating your child will bring peace and a wonderful knowing of belonging which will also cause your child to be calmer within and without.


And there you have another Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid.


Is it my Parenting or is it Something Else?

Tom and Julie Meekins


You look at your child and sometimes wonder what is going on. Does he plan to conveniently forget the lessons you have been teaching him all his life? Does she go to great lengths to come up with a plan to annoy you with her little quirky habits?

You work hard at being the best parent you can be. Your child didn't come with an instruction manual, so you read the latest books, talk with friends, relatives, and mentors to learn from them.You begin to apply the parenting skills that you learned from your own parents -- applying the list of things you always said you would do and those you would never do. You study the Bible for wisdom and direction. You pray for your children. You are a great parent!

But your gut tells you that something is just not right. 

Read More


Coming Events
July 27 - No-Fee Webinar
"4 Tips to Turn Your Struggling Reader into a Confident Reader".  

Is your child 

skipping words, having trouble sounding out words, a slow reader, a frustrated reader, a reluctant reader, reading under grade level?

For more information and to register, Click Here.

Biblical Parenting Seminar:
August 6 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Roanoke, Virginia
"Honor: The Secret Ingredient for Family Life" 
We are the Special Needs Specialists for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller will be teaching a seminar at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Roanoke, Virginia. We will be there and would love to meet you! A children's program is provided to complement what the parents are learning. The cost is $20 per adult, $30 per couple. For more information, click hereTO REGISTER ONLINE: click here

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As the founders of March Forth Family, LLC, we are devoted to providing hope, encouragement,  education, and empowerment to all parents especially to those who are raising a child who is complex.  We bring our training and experience in neurodevelopmental child development, health coaching, and parenting skills. And as presenters for and the special needs specialists of the National Center for Biblical Parenting we bring heart-based parenting strategies to ALL parents. 

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