Some of the most resilient people on the planet are MOMS! The word resilient means someone able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, and it also refers to being able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.
I think a lot of moms live up to those definitions!
One of the most common questions we hear from parents is about teaching your children to pray.
Prayer is a powerful tool and it’s important to be proactive about training your children.
Listen in as Joe’s shares about how to begin that process.
THE TAKE AWAY
The first step in teaching your children about prayer is teaching by example. But you can’t stop there. The next step is helping your child start their own prayer life.
Part of teaching your child about prayer is teaching them what God’s Word says about it.
Here’s a tool to help…
FREE PARENTING PRAYER GUIDE
What happens when you run into a tough situation, as a parent?
No matter what your child has just brought up or is dealing with, it’s important to not overreact. Then, you need to go to God’s Word to find the answer to their situation.
Whatever the circumstance is, God’s Word has the answer. By reading it, you can help your child navigate tough situations at school, in relationships, and anything else they may encounter.
Part of growing in favor with God is learning what He has specifically gifted and called us to do on earth.
For your children to know they are gifted and that God has a specific plan for their lives, they need to know some basic foundational truths to build on.
“… Live your life as your spiritual nature directs you. Then you will never follow through on what your corrupt nature wants” (Galatians 5:16 GW).
For an airplane to fly, the law of gravity must be superseded by the law of thrust and the law of lift. When those two laws work together, the law of gravity is cancelled out and an airplane can rise up into the air.
The timing is always “perfect.” You’re in the kitchen trying to get something done, working on paper work in your office, cleaning up a mess, or dealing with something stressful and here comes your child.
They tore my coloring page! Can clouds be green instead of white? Can I have the new video game?
Every parent has that experience several times a day and it can be easy to turn and say something you don’t mean in a moment of stress.
(Here are three things every parent should avoid saying to their child and why.)
Many of the greatest struggles parents face in raising their child have to do with the same thing – their child’s social life.
God made us to need relationships and true friendship is one of the best gifts we can give or receive.
We can set our children off on the right path if we will make sure they understand this one point…(Watch the clip.) Continue reading…
In disciplining children, it’s important to set specific rules for your children. Kids need boundaries. However, don’t have so many rules that your children are overwhelmed. Once rules have been established, it’s important that parents consistently enforce them.
Be your children’s biggest cheerleader by giving them Scripture. You don’t have to have an hour-long Bible study; it only takes 30 seconds to speak the Word of God to them. Continue reading…
As any parent knows, managing morning madness and the daily routine can be tough. Add on top of that the need to fill your child’s cup up with righteous praise and God’s Word and it can seem overwhelming.
Here’s an encouraging tip from one reader, who saw great results and is loving the new experience on the ride to school.