responsibility

How to Discipline Older Children with Love

Discipline styles begin to change as kids get older. The days of taking away toys and putting them in time-out are in the rearview mirror all too quickly. Ashton relays some great ideas for loving our older kids well with solid discipline.
Father/Daughter
My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he...Read more

How Can Parents Teach the Value of Work?

Whether it's uninvited homeschool or everyday chores around the house, our kids knowing the value of working hard at what's before them is honoring to God. Seth tells us why and gives us some practical tips on how we can help our kids be good workers.
Helping with Chores
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set...Read more

What is the Value of Attending Church Services with your Children?

What we do...how we choose to spend our time speaks volumes to our children. Choosing to attend church services can help us all know God better and be connected to His people. Callie reminds us...read on.
Like Mother Like Daughter
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 I was in...Read more

Helping Teach Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Many of us might say that having the word, “failure” and “our children” in the same sentence terrifies most of us. We also know growth and wisdom come through hard work, and even struggle. Madi reminds us how giving our kids multiple opportunities for good, hard work can mature them greatly!
Working Screamer Coach
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 I remember growing up and every week having a list of responsibilities I was in...Read more

How can Parents Foster Independence in Children?

In our good intent, sometimes we parents do so much for our kids we cripple them as they enter adulthood. Judah's words are worth taking in. He not only reminds us that our kids becoming more independent of us and more dependent on Jesus is one of the greatest things we teach our kids, he gives us some how-to's as well!
Great job!
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you...Read more

How Parents Can Teach Independence

Maybe I'm not the only one who lives in the tension of letting (or requiring) the kids to help and simply knocking out a task on my own. One is better for the short term and the other for the long. Ashley reminds us of the tremendous value of handing over tasks to our kids as they learn and grow under our care.
Independent Reading
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 My parents intentionally equipped me for adulthood...Read more

Responsibility Includes Mistakes...That's OK!

Do you find it hard to trust your child with a big responsibility? What if they don't complete it? What if they make a mistake...even a big one? What if this practice is exactly what they need? Tyler points to how we can teach responsibility. Let's dig in!
Ropes Course
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he shall not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm...Read more

Benefits of Letting Kids Live and Learn

Teaching responsibility is not for the faint of heart, however it is SO worth the effort when we keep at it. Jessica reminds us of ways we can do this hard yet very rewarding work as parents.
Coaches Rule!
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” … “Who then is the faithful and wise manager,...Read more

How to Teach Responsibility

Responsibility is something that doesn't come easily. It comes with practice. Chief shares with us how we can cultivate responsibility in our children.
Kids can work!
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Galatians...Read more

Tell the Truth

When is the last time you have felt the sting of telling the whole truth? That sting is followed closely by refreshment and peace...that lasts! Read Ben's encouragement for us to keep striving to be truthful people.
Honest Camp Kids
Proverbs 12:19 - Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Life is hard enough as it is and sometimes telling the truth can make...Read more

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