Monthly Archive: June 2012

Teaching Kids Responsibility

We want our children to grow into responsible adults. Just how do we accomplish that? Being responsible is a mark of character—a skill they must continue to hone and develop—but it’s also an attitude. It’s up to parents and teachers to instill and nurture a godly mindset so that kids value trustworthiness. And that training begins with us first demonstrating what duty and responsibility look …

Inside Out: Teaching Children Right from Wrong

“It’s fun to ask children ‘Why do you do what’s right?’ The common answer from kids is, ‘So I don’t get in trouble.’ That’s when you can take them to Romans 13:5 which says, ‘Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.’” “Punishment is external. Conscience is internal. So what does that mean …

Instructing Children For Life

Instructing Children For Life by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN There’s more to giving instructions than just accomplishing tasks or getting children to do what parents say for the sake of convenience. Valuable lessons for life are hidden within the instruction process. Through instruction, children learn character and skills that will help them to be successful outside the home. They learn things …

Kids, Parents & Technology: Ice Cream to iPads

It’s hard to believe that school’s out and summer’s here. Parents know that summer means a packed planner filled with everything from vacations to VBS. In many homes, both parents work, and as time gets stretched, parents and children may talk less frequently and fall back on timesavers, like notes or text messages. Share with friends...

Summer, children and the glory of God.

Summer is here. The kids are at home. Now what? Kids Need Work (Ecclesiastes 2:24-25; Colossians 3:23-24) Motivating kids can be a chore in itself! Here are a handful of helpful and practical ideas for getting your kids to help with chores—at church or around the house. Pass them along to all your parents. Share with friends...