I don’t feel this overwhelming sense of “not doing enough” with the time I have anymore. We are together all day long, with nowhere to be. So we can read and pray together in the mornings, talk about God “as we lie down”, and “as we walk along the road” - bringing him where ever we go. We can go for a hike and just wander, not aware at all of what time it is......
You should be proud of yourself! Our children need to know that we are proud of them, but there confidence cannot reside only in our opinion of them. Helping them to feel proud of themselves for accomplishing something will build confidence. I see you worked really hard on this. Putting an emphasis on the effort … Continue reading 7 Phrases To Say To Your Children
I read the book of Hosea in the Bible shortly after becoming a Christian and it has been my favorite book in the Bible ever since. I share this with you all today, in hopes that it will help you to understand and to feel God's peace and contentment that He wants to give you. … Continue reading Trading Lies For The Truth
Praise is an important part of parenting. Our children need encouragement from us of course, but what is the purpose of praising our children? The purpose of praise is to encourage children to continue in specific positive behaviors that produce positive outcomes. We are not focusing solely on the outcome, we are focusing on the positive … Continue reading Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”
Have you ever looked in your closet at all your clothes and thought "I have nothing to wear?" likewise, have you ever heard your child say after being in the play room "I am bored, there is nothing to do?". Children, much like adults get overwhelmed and overstimulated when given too many options. About two … Continue reading Less Toys, More Creativity!
We are the first, and most influential authority that will be placed in our children’s lives. God chose YOU to be your child’s parent, you are the authority! If we are teaching them from a young age that obedience really isn’t required, at what age are we hoping that it will magically click for them?
As a mom of three I am always reading parenting books and using resources to plan how we will disciple and train our children in our daily lives. I am passionate and I believe in these resources, we frequently use these and the principles taught! Here are some of our favorite parenting resources (with the … Continue reading 12 Parenting Resources You Should Utilize