Teaching (Page 2)

Teaching (Page 2)

Get your HEC in check

Let’s cut to the chase. If we’re being honest, We’ve parented more than we want to out of our emotions.  You know, those days we were tired, frustrated, frazzled, and hungry, and we let those emotions determine how we interacted with our children. I am thankful for family and friends who would make me question my actions  after days like that and tell me to get my H.E.C. (HEC) in check. (sidebar: you need some of those people in your life) Hunger, Energy, Cravings,…

Fidgety, rambling, loner- it’s how i learn!

Ever wonder why your child won’t sit still or why she has to put her hands on everything? Have you tried to talk to her, but she keeps interrupting and completing your sentences? She may simply be doing what comes naturally to her based on how she’s wired to learn.  In other words this is how she receives, relates, and releases information. When our children were younger, We talked about how different our kids were yet we expected  them to be similar if…

In the midst of chaos, what do you choose?

I’m sitting here in my family room with clothes and papers sprawled over the floor and luggage everywhere. My daughter is preparing to go back to grad school this weekend. Any other time I would be quite annoyed  with the mounds of stuff heaped through out the house. But today I am so thankful for each pile. That is a huge statement coming from me! I like order, clean lines, clean floors, and schedules. My daughter can function quite well…

Model Stewardship

Stewardship, it’s a word we don’t use much anymore. When we hear it, most of us think about money and tithing in the church. However, stewardship is sooo much more. It’s about investing our time. It’s using our talents for God’s glory. It’s about service and sacrifice. As you help your kids begin to learn the importance of stewardship, help them see that a steward is a manager and God desires us to manage well what HE has entrusted to us.…

Learning How to Wait

Wait is a 4 letter word, most of us do not like to hear or do. Yet we expect our children to do the very thing we don’t want to do.   In scripture we are encouraged to “wait” on the LORD. But this wait, unlike our common use of the word is translated: longing, hope for, tarry, or eager anticipation.   Wow! What if we thought of our life in these terms of “waiting”?   Thinking of our life…

How To Talk to my Kids about Tragedies

We’ve had a few tragedies surrounding us recently. Young children, teens, and even adults may be disturbed by stories and images of people getting hurt. Children can become anxious and fearful about the world around them. The following guide from Child Development Institute addresses some of these concerns while providing prompts for discussions. I found it to be very helpful.   How to Talk about Tragedies: Depending on their age and level of maturity, children will perceive things differently than adults. Remember with…
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