Who do you want your children to be when they’re 18? Are you parenting so this may actually happen? Do your children have the same goals for themselves? It may pay to ask them and then to explain your goals, dreams, and desires. As always, we pray this video is a blessing.
Dr. Kathy recently spoke at a banquet for an organization that values parents and the role they have in children’s lives. To prepare, she thought about why parents parent. What’s their goal? What do they want to be known for? What about you?
If you know Dr. Kathy at all, you won’t be surprised to know that she believes much learning can take place during the summer. In this video she shares how to involve your entire family in this pursuit. Let us know how it goes!
To help children handle down-time and be less needy when they’re bored, Dr. Kathy recommends making and using three lists during the rest of your summer. They’ll benefit and so will you. You can start today!
Are your kids proclaiming they’re bored already? Or do you know they are because they’re clingy and complaining? It might be because of a major difference between their school days and summer days. As always, Dr. Kathy will give you something to think about as you listen.
If you and your children want their next school year to go better than the one that just ended, Dr. Kathy recommends not waiting until the night before school starts to talk about it. That would be ridiculous, right? Rather, Dr. Kathy shares about talking now and using the summer well. You’ll benefit.
Acknowledge Sinning Against Children
How do you feel when someone acknowledges they’ve hurt you? Maybe they ask to be forgiven. In Matthew 18:6 we learn that Jesus is displeased (to put it mildly) when we cause children who believe in Him to sin. When we acknowledge we hurt them, their heart is helped.
Dr. Kathy shares how ways Jesus Christ related to children while He walked on earth can motivate us to relate to children differently. In Mark 10:16, we learn that “Jesus took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.” What do you think they learned from this? What might we need to do so they’ll learn similar things from us?
May 14th is Mother’s Day – As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s increase our sensitivity to women. Let’s not flippantly wish women a “Happy Mother’s Day.” Dr. Kathy reminds us that it’s not a great day for everyone. You’ll appreciate her recommendation that we pray for …. Listen to find out!
Let the little children come to me.
When Jesus lived on earth, children were the forgotten generation. Yet, He interacted with them. Imagine what they felt when He said, “Let the little children come to me.” Is this our attitude toward children most days or do we try to live in a magic box as Kathy has in the past?