February 2018 - Toddlers Parent Cue

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         2018

BIBLE STORY:
MATTHEW 21:1-11, 15-16
Jesus enters Jerusalem riding
a donkey, and the people

praise him.
SAY THIS:
Who can you follow?
You can follow Jesus.


 
BASIC TRUTH:  Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room this month, say, "Good morning! I see my sweet [child's name]. Today is a new day to follow Jesus!"
 

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive, ask your child to name the kind of the car you are following. Is it a little car, big car, van, or truck? You may even follow a motorcycle or police car! Each time the car changes, ask your child to name the new car you are following. Talk about how we can follow Jesus and He will show us the right way to go.
 

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for a great day with [child's name]. [He/she] is getting so big and learning so many new things. I pray one of the things [he/she] learns is to follow Jesus. Jesus is the best, and He will always show us the right way to go. We love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."
 

 BATH TIME


As you bathe your child, drag your finger through the water. Ask your child to follow your finger with their finger. Have fun making circles and figure eights. Talk about how we can follow Jesus and He will always show us the right way to go.
 

From Parent Cue:

THE ART OF DISCIPLINE:
MAKING IT HELPFUL

By Gina McClain

 

One thing I’ve learned about kids is that I cannot control their actions. There are times when I try. There are times I guide, nudge, remind, even harass . . . Yet in the end, they decide what action they will take. Not me. I don’t know about you, but that really gets under my skin. So I have to actively pray for guidance and patience. Recently, I was reminded of these words in Ephesians 4:29:

“Don’t say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you.” (GW)

It’s a timely reminder for me that my role as mom is to fight for the heart of my kids and to create a culture of unconditional love in my home that fuels their emotional and moral health. It’s especially important to remember in the more difficult moments, like when trying to discipline. Approaching discipline in a helpful way takes a lot of Practice, Planning, and Patience . . .

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