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(from a life of drug addiction, a Doo Wop voice, to being healed & delivered by Jesus Christ)
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Parent's Prayer (click)
Good Rule for parents; "Do as you say you do"; not.........."Do as I say not as I do"........why?? because the keen minds of your kids a blend of both parents know when you are on the up and up.....and they know when you are hiding things.....and not doing as you said you do.......so they will not do it either.
Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
and Jesus said;"Let the children come unto me, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
My children fear the Lord, and keep all His statutes and His commandments....They love the Lord their God with all their heart and with their entire being and with all their might. Deut. 6:2,5
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6
My children rise up and call me blessed. Proverbs 31:28
As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are my children in the hands of the Lord. Jeremiah 18:6
My children make right choices according to the Word of God. Isaiah 54:13
A man/women is a father/mother by; birth, marriage, step, adoption, foster, or blood. The greatest step father in the world was Joesph, Jesus' step father.
Number 1 complaint from kids.......you don't listen to me
Number 1 complaint from parents.......you will just do it.....kids just don't pay attention.
Number 2 problem......how to communicate........today it is like one big text message.
What can you do as a parent?? Be alert, Be involved in all of their day to day living, Be educated..........learn new stuff with them.........
Do something together as a family ; set one day a week aside for family date night, have everyone make a list of what they want to do.......can make a rule; cannot cost any money; or set a money limit on the activity.
Consider that each child is different they are supposed to be, they have two parents; set a time a side where you spend time with each child by their selves, and plan what you will do ask them, you would be surprised how creative they are.
Teens.....one of the greatest ideas I have seen is pretend date night for dad's and mother's.......Dad take the daughter out on a pretend date dinner......show her how you expect the boyfriend to treat her ( manners,door open, chairs.....etc. and few hints about yeah that may say you are beautiful......but keep your head all boy's say that.......Few tips on self defense. And please show them how to change a flat on a car, just see to it they can do it.......and take care of the car; including oil changes. Mom's take the son out on fake date just like Dad did and show your son; how you expect him to treat, females...........it works.......and it is quality time......could even share an about how you got rejected when you asked someone out......how you felt......