Colonial Baptist Church
Sunday, December 09, 2018
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How to Shape Your Child’s Character

 

You can dramatically shape your child’s character for life if you do so on purpose. With a plan. There’s gold in your child’s heart, but you have to know how to make it shine. To get started:

  • List “golden” attitudes and actions that are important to you. Thinking of your children, what do you consider to be the most important and basic character traits?
  • Model the traits in your everyday life. Look for ways to live out the traits as a family. Reinforce the traits by planning relevant activities.
  • Create a reward system. Children love to be encouraged with affirmation and blessings. To show your child how valuable character is in your home, develop a reward system.
  • Start mining for gold. Explain to your children that you are looking for “golden” attitudes and actions. With God’s help, commit to learning a new trait each month. Be on the lookout for those glimpses of gold!

—Renee Swope

 

 

Great links for parents:

Memphis City Schools -  www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us
Shelby County Schools - www.scs.k12.tn.us

Tipton County Schoolswww.tipton-county.com
Memphis - Shelby County Library www.memphislibrary.org

Christian Pareting -  www.christianitytoday.com/parenting

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Focus on the Family – www.family.org