Discipling Children – Equipping Parents To Disciple Children

By Wanda Parker

(I am now writing about Children’s Ministry and equipping parents at www.kidtrek-sundayplus.org  I will continue writing about Christian After School Programs here.)

Below is a sample of a Parenting Tip found in the Sunday Plus curriculum.

We are now providing on-line training check it out here You can also check out the Sunday Plus Curriculum here    and After School Curriculum here

PARENTING TIPS

 

TEACHING CHILDREN TO PLAN, PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT TASKS

Celebrations provide a great opportunity to train your children to plan, prepare and implement tasks. These are skills that are vital for a productive adulthood.

THE ABILITY TO PLAN OPENS MANY DOORS.

PLAN

  1. Planning begins with a purpose.
  2. Planning requires looking into the future.
  3. Planning requires looking at ALL the options.
  4. Planning requires making difficult choices based on desired outcome – Purpose.
  5. A planner learns to eliminate what feels good for what will bring the desired outcome.
  6. Planning requires one to learn to be intentional.
  7. Planning teaches one how to predict outcomes.

PREPARE

  1. Preparation of the plan provides the opportunity to learn new skills to fulfill the plan.
  2. Preparation teaches perseverance.
  3. Preparation teaches cause and effect

IMPLEMENT

  1. Implementing a plan builds vigilance.
  2. Implementing a plan teaches consequences.
  3. Implementing a plan develops a sense of accomplishment

LACK OF PLANNING SKILLS LEADS TO A DIFFICULT ADULTHOOD

  • Adults unable to predict outcomes resort to impulsive decisions.
  • Adults unable to understand cause and effect take dangerous risks.
  • Adults who didn’t learn to persevere, may have trouble keeping a job.
  • Adults with no sense of purpose will have no life goal.
  • An adult who does not believe s/he is capable of accomplishing anything of worth won’t accomplish anything of worth.

Who do you want your child to be when s/he is 40 – mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually?

As a parent, if you desire to be more intentional in planning out how to walk with your child into adulthood ask your Children’s Pastor/Director for KidTrek’s Child Discipleship Plan.

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