This assumes that I know what the Bible has to say about their behavior. My memory fails me on a regular basis and that failure seems to be heightened in the midst of an intense tantrum or whine-a-thon.
I was reminded by some readers and friends yesterday of a few great resources that could be VERY helpful as I both encourage and correct my children with the Word of God. I thought I would share the list with you in case anyone's interested:
Have you heard of this before? It's a chart that has a bunch of behaviors that Scripture addresses. What I love about the chart is it has a "put off" verse and a "put on" verse. The "put on" verse is included so that parents don't just stop at "The Bible says you shouldn't act this way... end of story." Instead I should instruct the child on what the God-honoring behavior is so that they are prepared for next time. This could also be used to encourage children when they do something right as well. It's only $4.00 on Amazon.
When I got my Wise Words for Moms list a couple of years ago, there were a ton of behaviors that weren't applicable to my tiny kiddos (like choosing bad friends or worry). I condensed the list down to the 7 issues I dealt with the most with my boys and made a simplified version of the chart based directly on Wise Words for Moms. I highly recommend investing in the chart itself, but if your kids are young the one I made may be helpful as well.
|Click here to download my version|
There's now an app for that! My friend, Melissa, told me yesterday that Wise Words for Moms now has an app! For $1.99 you can download the chart right to your smartphone. I'm excited to have the chart with me wherever I go. :)
A reader commented yesterday about how helpful the CTB has been as she's parented with Scripture. Jen did a review of the Child Training Bible not too long ago and what a wonderful tool it is. There's a giveaway going on right now for a full CTB set if you share about it on facebook! I plan to invest in this resource very soon!
Do you have any recommendations to add to the list?
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