Posts by Terry Dees (Page 4)

Posts by Terry Dees (Page 4)

Let’s Volunteer!

When we make service work a normal part of our lives we not only teach our children strong core values, we demonstrate these values in action. Resolve to make a difference in your community this year. The benefits are enormous. Volunteering teaches even toddlers and preschoolers about compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, and community responsibility. And children who volunteer are more likely to continue doing so as adults. Volunteer ideas for you and the kids Regularly visit a “grandfriend” at a…

Teach Me To Pray

One of the most precious sounds is that of a child pouring their heart out to God. Give your children the opportunity to pray often. Encourage them to PRAY OUT LOUD. You may even talk about postures (kneeling, sitting, standing, laying face down) of prayer. Whatever you do, let them pray. If you say a prayer for your child, they may be informed, but teach them to pray and they will be transformed. Amen. I’ve combined a few of my prayer …

The Baptism Talk

Baptism is a beautiful and exciting conversation to have with your child(ren). When they’re ready, here are a few thoughts. SHARE Share your own baptism experience. When did you ask Jesus to be in control of your life? What was it like? LISTEN Has your child brought the subject up? Commit to answering their questions or getting someone else to answer the questions- What seems silly or simple to you may be their way of processing this symbolic act. REMEMBER…

Understanding Peer Pressure

Have you heard the phrase ” but all of my friends…..” Peer pressure! From about 10 to 17, kids start to look to their peers to help them figure out things-from what clothes to wear to  what subjects should I study or should I study at all? Relax, it’s just a phase. If you navigate it well, you’ll emerge with a confident and empowered young adult. What you need to know: This can be a very frustrating time for them. They…