on February 01, 2013 by
Parenthood can become so busy that it’s easy to neglect communicating to your children how much they’re loved. So use these quick tips to express your love to your children daily.
Words say it. Before they board the school bus, while ... read post
Thanksgiving Count Down
on November 08, 2012 by
Play this Thanksgiving game with your family to help them focus on all they’re thankful for. You can even do one per day as you count down the day during the week before Thanksgiving day.
Have family members take turns naming…One gift ... read post
A Peacemaker or A Troublemaker?
A good way to help children overcome the problem of anger is to teach them how to be peacemakers in-stead of troublemakers. Anyone can get angry and most people do. Few are mature enough to be peace-makers.
Being a peacemaker helps to break down ... read post
The Conscience and the Holy Spirit
The heart contains a number of internal prompters but some of them lead children in the wrong direction. For example, the heart contains emotions, but sometimes those emotions prompt children to act inappropriately. The heart contains desires but ... read post
Connecting with your Child’s Heart
Many parents use a simple behavior modification approach to raise their children. “If you get your homework done, then you can go out and play.” “If you clean your room, then you can watch a video.”
Unfortunately children ... read post
Parents must maintain a balance as they work with their kids. Firmness, confrontation, and correction in a child’s life are tools that God uses to address heart issues. You won’t get very far, however, by simply telling your children ... read post
Christmas, A Time to Teach Generosity
Christmas is a highlight in the life of most children, but much of the benefit is focused on what they get. Of course one of the blessings of Christmas is giving, so look for ways to teach children generosity this year. Here are some ... read post
Teaching Kids To Accept A NO Answer
Teaching children to accept a "no" answer is important. Knowing how to help children in this area can be a challenge. The following two examples illustrate different ways to help children change, based on their own uniqueness and personality.
One ... read post
To Reward Or Not To Reward
We’re often asked the question, "Should I reward my child for a good behavior or should I just expect it to be done?" Sometimes parents are hesitant to give rewards. They feel that rewards teach children to obey for the wrong reasons.
A ... read post
Help Kids Choose Solutions
When a child runs into a problem, often the most efficient solution at the time is for the parent to solve the problem. But that isn't always what's best for the child. When troubleshooting a problem with your son or daughter you may want to offer ... read post
My Child Is Just Going Through The Motions
Sometimes children learn to go through the motions to just get through a discipline experience. They'll parrot the answers that they know you want to hear. You know that helping them change their hearts is the right thing to do, but you don't seem ... read post
Teach Children How To Listen
A very important skill that children will need as adults is the ability to listen. Listening isn't easy. Most people would rather talk. Children interrupt, yell, and talk over each other, often resulting in misunderstanding. Teaching children how ... read post