Tag: godly character

Dealing with Self-Centeredness in Young Children from a Christian Perspective

Dealing with Self-Centeredness in Young Children from a Christian Perspective

Me first! This is a common cry among young children who are developmentally in a self-oriented phase. As Christian parents, we can address this focus on self through correction and encouragment.

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
How to Disciple Children: Tips for Christian Parents

How to Disciple Children: Tips for Christian Parents

Disciplining our children is important. For Christian parents, discipling is even more so. Here we address tips for being and making disciples of Jesus in our own homes.

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Parenting the Heart, Not Behavior

Parenting the Heart, Not Behavior

God cares about our hearts – the motivation behind our behaviors. As Christian parents, we should too.

May 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Are You Raising a Pharisee or a David?

Are You Raising a Pharisee or a David?

Christian parents want children who follow the Lord. But what that looks like might not be what we’d expect.

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Talking to Kids about “Bad” Words: Tips for Christian Parents

Talking to Kids about “Bad” Words: Tips for Christian Parents

What do you do when your kids learn a “bad” word? Here is a simple but effective tool that parents can use to help their children evaluate the words that they hear and say.

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helping Children Understand Sin – An Object Lesson

Helping Children Understand Sin – An Object Lesson

Talking to kids about sin doesn’t have to be too serious. Use this simple spring-time object lesson to make a lasting impression.

May 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anger in Children: Tips for Christian Parents

Anger in Children: Tips for Christian Parents

Get practical tips on how to help your child identify, process and uncover the root cause of his or her anger.

May 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Self-Esteem and Kids: A Christian Perspective

Self-Esteem and Kids: A Christian Perspective

Self-esteem is a concept that has many parents confused. Here we will explore self-esteem from a Christian perspective as well as some ideas for application for Christian parents.

April 11, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Fruits of the Spirit Printable for Kids!

Fruits of the Spirit Printable for Kids!

Going beyond behavior is one of the underlying principles of CfP. Here is a parenting printable on the Fruits of the Spirit that will help you do just that.

February 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Reinforcing the Concept of Submission

Reinforcing the Concept of Submission

Do your kids have a God-complex? Do they simply speak and expect results? Here is one simple idea Christian parents can use to reinforce the importance of submission.

January 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
An Important Tool for Christian Parents: Prayer

An Important Tool for Christian Parents: Prayer

What is the most effective parenting tool you have? Parenting tools (like time out and ignoring) are important tools to have. But if we miss the most foundational tools of all, we will only be scratching the surface. Here we will explore the first of these two Christian parenting essentials.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Talking to Kids About Sanctification

Talking to Kids About Sanctification

Perfectionism is a burden that no one should carry. As Christian parents, we can help our children understand that God does not call us to be perfect but sanctified. Here you will learn how to communicate this concept to your children in a way they can understand.

June 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Christian Parenting: It’s Heart Work

Christian Parenting: It’s Heart Work

Parenting is not an easy job – it is hard work. It is also *heart* work. Keeping the right focus can help us parent the part of our kids that has eternal value: the heart.

June 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Helping Children Understand the Importance of the Heart

Helping Children Understand the Importance of the Heart

Parenting a child’s heart rather than just his behavior is the call of every Christian parent. Here we explore a fun activity you can do with your kids to help them understand the concept that outward behavior reflects inward attitudes.

February 27, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Rules Are Not Enough: Training Activities for Christian Parents

Rules Are Not Enough: Training Activities for Christian Parents

As Christian parents, we need to go beyond the do’s and don’ts of parenting and enter the arena of training. Find out how you can use your family’s rules as a foundation for creating training activities that can help to transform hearts.

January 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Teaching Children to Say ‘Thank You’

Teaching Children to Say ‘Thank You’

Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that we help our children develop hearts filled with thankfulness. There is no better antidote for the influences of a me-centered society than an “attitude of gratitude.”

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Teaching Children Empathy

Teaching Children Empathy

Some people are naturally empathetic and some are not. We can help our empathy-challenged children to develop this important relational skill with these tips and suggestions.

January 18, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Goals of Christian Parenting

The Goals of Christian Parenting

Our first in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we address the main goals and objectives of a Christian parent.

December 6, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Help for a Self-Centered Child

Help for a Self-Centered Child

Idols of the Old Testament were made of wood and stone. Today our idols stare back at us from the mirror. The disease of selfishness is spreading. As Christian parents we need to daily fight it off, in ourselves and in our children. Here’s an activity you can do with your children to help them develop “eyes to see” the needs of those around them.

October 11, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
What You Can Do to Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

What You Can Do to Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

Here are some things Christian parents can do on a daily basis to give their children a strong foundation for fighting peer pressure.

August 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More