You love God. You love kids. You’re devoted to helping children grow in Christ-likeness. But are there ways you can become even more effective? Here are ten teaching tips that can help you become more efficient and effective.
1. Teach the Bible.
God’s Word matters most, so make sure that the Scriptures remain your lesson centerpiece. As you instruct the kids, keep your Bible open and refer to it during the lesson. Show your children how to glean insights from their own Bibles. Read the rest of this entry »
God exhorts children to honor father and mother: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides the following tip you can use to teach children honor. Read the rest of this entry »
Helping Families Deal With Anger: A Biblical Perspective
By Sudi Kate Gliebe
In this article, Sudy Kate Gliebe from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary provides biblical strategies and tools for helping families and children who struggle with anger (get entire article as PDF download below).
The spiritual effects of anger in families are devastating. However, the Bible offers hope; it provides guidance on how to deal with anger constructively. This article will address the dynamics of angry families and the crucial role of parents. It will explore the contemplative method and its potential to provide biblical guidance and restoration to angry children. Specifically, the article proposes meditation and journaling as viable solutions to help children with habitual anger. Read the rest of this entry »
“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26-27).
How Kids Think
Kids complain, “My parents won’t let me do anything!“ As children grow older, they want fewer restrictions and more freedom. Kids cannot understand why parents don’t trust their judgment. They view parental boundaries as roadblocks to their independence. Read the rest of this entry »
Children don’t understand fairness in the same way as adults do. When a child isn’t getting what they want, they say “It’s not fair.” In this special article by Daniel Darling, you’ll discover three important keys you can begin using today.
There is a phrase in our vocabulary that nobody has to teach us to say. It’s a phrase kids learn very quickly in childhood. And it’s a phrase you should ban in your household: Read the rest of this entry »