“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words, which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Okay, so I’ve used this verse like a half dozen times over the past fourteen months of the Positive Parenting blog. And I am using it again! This time, however, I am going to use it over the next few weeks to share with you many of the ways that we have implemented character training/spiritual teaching.
I will be breaking the time frames/teaching opportunities down to chronological orders, giving ideas for teaching during those times. We have had deep learning times, many life lessons, intimate relationships, and, most of the time, wonderful fruit, from our times with our children over the past twenty-eight years. I hope you will join us as we share dozens of these over the coming weeks!
WHEN YOU RISE UP
-Character building chore times
-“Morning read aloud”
-Snuggle, rock, and read
-Schedules that put God first
WHEN YOU SIT IN YOUR HOUSE
-Teaching like Jesus
-Prioritizing it—making the time to “sit in your house”
-“Good report” time
-Songs/sayings to build relationships
WHEN YOU WALK BY THE WAY
-“Who has shoes on?”
-As you drive down the road
-Who had good character?
-Terrific Tuesdays and Wonderful Wednesdays
-Movie and book talks
-“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”
-Listen more than you talk
-Phrasing your teen talk
-Appearance is reality
WHEN YOU LIE DOWN
-“Get this teenager out of my room!”
-The eyes are the windows to the soul
Thanks for joining us! We love helping families!