Raising children is an honorable duty and a high calling. After all, you are shaping the lives of the next generation. As a mom and dad, you know parenting is about more than a list of dos and don’ts . . . it’s about purposely building your child’s character. In doing so, you will play many important roles in their life.
Do you ever feel like you could use some help? We all do, so gather a group of friends for this six week study and talk about:
- Forming a united foundation for your home
- How to build a positive relationship
- Dealing with your family’s schedule
- Training through discipline and reward
- Your biblical responsibilities as a parent
- Rooting your family in God and His Word
Raising your children is the most important job you will ever have. This study will help you form a plan to leave your children a godly legacy.
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Quick tips for leading this study
Listen. Discuss how disciplining in anger or not taking time to listen to a child’s explanation hurts the parenting/child relationship and may affect the child's ability to be a good listener.
Example. Give examples of how a family's core values help in prioritizing children's activities and schedules.
Exercise. Encourage participants to track how much time they spend each week with media (social networking, Internet, TV, movies, etc.) as an exercise to reveal where they can get time back to spend interacting as a family.
Apply. The six related Parent-Child Interactions are designed to give parents the opportunity to communicate with their children while completing the study.
Dennis Rainey and Barbara Rainey