As parents, we all feel the burden to raise our children to be kind and loving. Sometimes we wonder if we’re doing enough—if our kids are getting the message. The best way to teach your child is by modeling. That’s right, you’ve got to practice what you preach. Is there someone in your family, friend-group, or community who is lonely, hurting, or struggling? Make a list of 4 ways you can show love to this person this month. You could bake them cupcakes, leave them a note, or simply send them an encouraging text message. This month, once a week, demonstrate the love of Christ to your family by loving others.
Also during this month, keep reminding your child of what they are learning in Kid's church about love: choosing to treat others they way you want to be treated. Below you'll discover what we're talking about each week, and you'll also see a few downloadable resources that you can use to help continue the conversation at home with your kids. We hope you find this helpful!
- February 5 - No Greater Love: Love others because Jesus loves you. John 15:12-13
- February 12 - Jesus Calms the Storm: Comfort others who are hurting.. Mark 4:35-41
- February 19 - Jesus Feeds 5000: Give to others who are in need. Mark 6:30-44
- February 26 - The Good Samaritan: Love others because they matter to God. Luke 10:27-37
Downloadable devotions that you could do with your kids: (Daily devotionals for each week)
Parent Cue Sheet to give you meal time discussion ideas with your kids, morning time conversations, and other information:
You can also join our parents Facebook group to get more ideas during the week.
Additional verses and discussion points you could use with your kids to help continue the discussion: