918. Jan. 1: (New Years) Perhaps you already say a bedtime prayer with your child. Perhaps your children feel too old for this custom. Either way, in person or in spirit, try this universal prayer for your child: “May the Lord bless you and keep you! May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you! May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!” (Numbers 6: 24-26)
919. Jan. 8: Pose this question to your child - My favorite Christmas gift was ______. Consider that some people in the world didn’t get a Christmas gift. Be grateful. Are they old enough to write a thank-you note?
920. Jan. 15: Do your kids know how to argue well. I don’t mean how to complain or fight, but do they know how to listen to an opposing view, understand it, then search for common ground. It’s a life skill. Model it for them.
921. Jan. 22: Jan. 22 is the anniversary of Roe v Wade abortion choice decision. What can your family do to prevent abortion? Have you ever supported an unwed mother by providing clothes and baby needs? Can you provide childcare for a single mom who needs a break? If possible, let your children help.
922. Jan. 29: While you may still be lamenting some changes that Covid-19 has brought to your family life, help your child make a list of advantages that your family has, for example: food, warmth, safety, a pet, friends, ability to read…
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