Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Words Kids Need to Hear - Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - You Can Count On Me

God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Basically this chapter is about letting our kids know that we will be beside them through the good and the bad. That we will love them and support them through anything. In addition, we are committed to following through on our commitments to them.

From the book:
"Kids handle tough situations better when they kow that in good times and bad, they can count on a parent or other close adult. But count on them for what?"

* To care
* To be present
* To support
* To understand
* To keep commitments

Two practical strategies to communicate "You can count on me":

* Make commitments and keep them
* Partner with kids in activities

"When parental reliability exists, the leap to trusting God becomes an easier step for kids to make."


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