Parenting

Change Your Child’s Attitude in 5 Minutes or Less

We all witness it. Whether it’s a sharp “No!” from a two year old when someone dares sneak a Cheerio, the huff of a first-grader when asked to help out, or the infamous eye roll of a preteen when, well, pretty much anything … time and again, we see our children’s natural selfish tendencies on display, usually when we are trying to impression others with our stellar parenting skills!

I regularly pray for creative parenting. As a result, I come up with some quirky stuff (e.g. See my post  Pick Your Banana). Oftentimes, the Lord gives me little sayings and positive affirmations from His Word. I then pass these onto my kiddos. These catchy phrases help us to be constantly renewed in our minds. (Ephesians 4:23)

If you are like me, you need these just as much as the kids. I encourage you to adopt these phrases in your home. Say them often, and watch as the power of His Word transforms your family from the inside out.

  1. No matter how I feel I can choose to make the right decision.

I always tell my kids, “You cannot choose your feelings, but you can choose what you do with them.” We are responsible for our actions. It is our job to take every thought captive, and make it obey Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

  1. I can do whatever I need to do because Jesus gives me strength.

God will never ask us to do anything He will not give us the ability to do and do well with His help. (Philippians 4:13; 1 Peter 1:3)

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This past Friday I was honored to have this post published on TheBetterMom.com, an incredible site loaded with great resources and encouragement for moms. I hope you’ll check it out, not only to get the next 3 tips from my article, but also to find a community of Christian women doing life together while building strong homes and powerful lives.

Here are some other GREAT RESOURCES you may enjoy:
Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

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