Loving our Children the Way God Love us

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Good morning friends, its Treasure Tuesday’s! Hope your having an amazing day. I am sorry I didnt get this out yesterday, time got away from me.

Join me every Tuesday for great tips on Parenting and Loving our Children the Way God Love us.

Deuteronomy 6:7-9 says “Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Providing a safe place for them to share their hearts.
Our kids grow fast and spending time talking to our kids is very important to them sharing everything with you. Even at odd times of the night they may need to talk. Letting them share their hearts takes time but once they have a safe place to share their innermost thoughts and feelings will star pouring out.

Taking the time out to do stop what you are doing to listen to your child gives them a sense of importance. Turn the TV off, dont answer the phone, give them your undivided attention to show them they “can” come to you with anything they need to talk about. You will start see your child’s heart and oh how you will have an impact on how they deal with situations.

There are very touchy subjects that we as parents feel uncomfortable talking about but remember when you are listening to your child you want them to tell you everything. Dont act shocked or surprised when that touchy subject comes up. Thank them for their honesty and humilitry, then quickly ask, “Who do you think put that awful thought in your mind?” Letting your child that when an awful thought comes into their minds it is an attack from Satan, but reassure them that God always provides a way to escape.

One great way to teach your children communication is telling them stories of your own joys and struggles whether they are good or bad. It helps them learn that no matter how far you fell the Lord will always take you no matter what. Dont think that your life is too bad to tell share your struggles with love and let your children know that this is what happens when we dont seek God first and that your struggles will help them do what is right.

Always encourage your children to talk to you about anything that is on their mind good or bad. Pray with them when they are having struggles and help them open up.

Learning communication skills will help them someday have heart-to-heart talks with their spouses and children. Real communication is vital to an intimate “realationship” in which people feel free and safe to communicate their struggles or failures as we help our children have a closer walk with the Lord.

Words of Encouragement
This is very important to building up your children. We like to give lots of hugs and kisses in my home, say I love you alot, never leave the house without hugs & kisses. We also look for ways through out the day to encourage our children for instants, we might say to twelve year old Wade, Thank you for helping around the house without even be asked. That was very thoughtful and helped mom out a ton. You are such a blessing to help when needed.

Thank you and please is used alot in our home. What every kind act has been done we encourage our kids to say thank you to everything. Helps them appreciate what is being done for them.

Our kids grow fast so enjoy every moment with them. Leave the house oneday and spend the day playing and enjoying your kids. The truth is we have learned by heart: each passes slowly when you are grumpy & tired by the years pass quickly and you will never get those years back. Today your children are totally dependent babies; tomorrow they will be grown and gone.

Serving with Joy,
Sonya

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About Sonya

I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don’t have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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