Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. ~Proverbs 22:6
Now that we are the second half of life’s journey, we now get to invest in the lives of our grand kids. Some of you are there. Some of you are in the child-rearing stage of life.
Here is a very helpful list of how we can teach the ABC’s to our kids and grand kids from Christian counselor, Glenda Hotton:
Always be on time.
Be a model of honesty.
Care about their hurts.
Do acts of kindness.
Every day give plenty of hugs and kisses.
Forget past offenses.
Give occasional “token gifts” of love.
Have a happy disposition – “a merry heart.”
Invest quality time.
Jump for joy when they bring home good grades.
Keep looking for the good and positive.
Listen to their cares and woes and excitement.
Make adjustments for physical pain.
Never criticize in front of their peers.
Only say word that edify.
Put on the heart of patience.
Quietly discipline in private.
Recognize each child is creatively, uniquely different and specially gifted.
Spend time reading to them and listening to them read.
Take care of yourself.
Understand the age-appropriate behavior of each child.
Voicing – teaching them to share facts, thoughts, ideas, dreams, opinions, intuition.
Welcome their friends.
X-ray to the need of the heart.
Yesterday doesn’t have to dictate today.
Zoom in on good behavior.
Did you notice that this list is what WE need to do for them? Not what they need to do for us. It’s a long list – but well worth your consideration and mine. Think about it!
Written by Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
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Daily Quote: A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know. ~Dwight L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
But the transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The future of the wicked shall be cut off. ~Psalm 37:38 (NKJV)