I am a firm believer in teaching our kids to use the power of choice whether it is with their attitude, their friends or their time management. Once they are “out in the world” we will not always be there to force, beg, and nag them to do the right thing, so I believe the earlier we begin to teach our kids that they have the power to make choices the sooner they will gain the confidence and ability to choose and choose wisely.
As a busy mom of two awesome kiddos, I am constantly praying for what I call “creative parenting” ideas. I want to impart the power of God’s truths to my “babies” in practical, easy to grasp ways which they can immediately apply to their everyday lives.
One of the ways the Lord has answered (and continues to answer) this prayer for me is by giving me catchy, simple phrases which I then teach to the kids. Then, through much repetition, these sayings become so ingrained in our lives that the kids will often remind me of them before they even cross my mind.
Could $.97 be separating you from the relationship you truly desire with your daughter? It definitely made a difference for me. I want to let you in on one of my favorite creative parenting attempts to stay on the offense against the crazy hormonal surge that began stalking my daughter two years ago when she was only six! (Lord, help us!)