“I had it first!” “He pushed me!” “I hate my brother!” “Why won’t she ever be nice to me?!” Don’t these comments make you want to pull your hair out as a parent? Do you ever think, “Why can’t my kids just get along?!”
Some of my favorite verses to pray both for my relationship with my husband and with my kids are from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, where God defines true love.
The Bible teaches that one of our primary responsibilities in raising our kids to know, love, and follow Jesus is to teach our children to be like Jesus in character.
As we teach our children to know and love God and follow in His ways, encouraging them to honor God with their money is an important task that cannot be neglected. One of the roles my husband plays in parenting our kids is teaching them about money management, since he is both knowledgeable and interested in the topic. We have also learned from other parents and resources and implemented some basic strategies to help get our kids off to the right start.
Living in today’s modern world, we have a great number of parenting websites, blogs, and resources available at the tip of our fingers. While this can be a good thing for so many reasons, it can also feel like searching for precious gems amidst the rocks and debris surrounding them, and then determining if the gems truly hold value.
The month of Thanksgiving is the perfect time to cultivate a heart of thankfulness in our children. With the remembrance of the pilgrims and how God helped them through their trials, we can appreciate how much God has blessed us and thank Him for all He has done in our lives too!
One way we can encourage our kids in their faith, character, and love for Jesus is by letting them watch good Christian movies with a Biblical message. Kids are drawn to screens, whether we like it or not, so what better way to encourage them by providing a message of truth rather than one full of the world’s lies?
This season of life dealing with the coronavirus reminds me a lot of the Israelites wandering in the desert after escaping Egypt. Okay, well we don’t have it THAT bad; at least we still have our air conditioned homes and can run to the grocery store when we need to, provided we have a mask. But doesn’t it often feel like we are wandering from place to place unsure when we will return to normal life?
You may not have signed up to be a homeschool mom or dad, but now that we are all in the same boat, let’s talk about 5 ways we can survive this often rough-water experience without sinking or jumping overboard. Perhaps these tips will not only help you survive, but help you thrive as a new and improved homeschool parent!
Spring is my favorite time of year, and I enjoy spending time outside with the family during these warmer months. There is something about nature that draws me closer to God, and I want my family to experience that too. Here are some outdoor family activities to encourage your kids to know and love God, be like Him in character, and share His love with others!