What You and Your Kids Need to Know About True Confidence
By Liz Hansen
"I look at my pint-sized kid and wish I could instantaneously transfer forty-plus years of hard-won (though certainly not perfected) confidence straight into his heart and mind...Like all of you, I want my child to walk into every situation with the confidence that he has what it takes...But even as his parent, confidence is not mine to give. In fact, true confidence is learning to see yourself the way God sees you." This article is a great reminder of the importance of pointing your child in Christ in all things and how relying on Him is the only way to truly be confident.
5 Initiations Your Son Needs From You
By Bobby Cooley
"When I was a kid, my dad took me to help a friend whose home was destroyed...We got back in the truck and I will never forget what he told me...'Son, we are Cooleys, and when someone needs help, we help them.' It was part of my initiation into manhood. That day, my dad initiated me into a life of serving...Inviting your sons into manhood should not happen by mistake. We actively have to create moments of initiation. We should be intentional with a son's initiation into manhood." This article gives practical tips for leading your son to a life of seeking Christ and serving others.
6 Ways to Improve Your Parenting
By Scott Turansky
"Family life can be tremendously rewarding while at the same time remarkably frustrating. Every child is different and comes with their own strengths and challenges. That's why God gave them parents." This article is a wonderful reminder that you are the best parent for your child and suggests six simple ways you can continue to grow as a parent.
How to Teach Kids Patience in 20 Minutes or Less
By Ginger Blomberg
This article is a fun reminder of the importance of reading to your child and how doing so can create meaningful and faith-filled conversations.
The Higher the Walls the Taller the Ladders:
How to Teach a Biblical Worldview to Your Elementary-Aged Kids
By Kate Stevens
"The condition of the world is not getting better, and none of our children will be the exceptions to the harsh climate that is the postmodern world. The higher parents try to build walls, the taller the ladders and deeper the tunnels become. Yes, we will never fight against these things alone. Yes, the Lord is near. And yes, you still have responsibility to diligently teach your children the way of the Lord so that they will be prepared to make their own defense, to claim their own faith in the Lord, and to raise up the next generation likewise." This powerful article urges you to take the lead in your child's spiritual journey and suggests ways you can help your child develop a faith of his/her own.
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