Your Child’s Phase
God is delighted to partner with you in the parenting process! He knows just what your child needs to keep growing and learning. Jesus’s earthly parents certainly did their best to prepare him for adulthood, and because of that, he never wavered from His calling.
Children today often don’t receive proper correction for their selfish or sinful actions. As a result, there has never been a greater need for parental discipline and correction. Throughout the Bible, God uses various cause-and-effect techniques to correct his people. They will direct you to properly discipline your child towards living a holy life.
Preschoolers are ready for everything! They soak up the world of knowledge and seem to have boundless energy and drive. This is a wonderful time to challenge your child to try something new that they didn’t think they could do, persevere when things get hard, and provide consistent correction when they stray from doing what they are supposed to. A balance of challenges and discipline will help your preschool grow into a confident, respectful, and productive child.
Throughout the year, your child gets to know God during our services. As a parent, you are the most significant influence in your child's life. We have provided some age-appropriate spiritual focuses you can teach your child at home. By doing this, you are instilling God's Word in them and making it a priority in their life.
Respect for God and for Others
Above all, teach your child to respect and honor God by spending time with Him. Reverence for God and his word directly influences every person’s self-concept and the way they treat others. Explain the “spiral principle,” which is the more respect your child shows to others, the more respect he or she will receive from others (Galatians 6:7 – 10). Live in such a way that you merit respect. Your child will treat you and other adults accordingly.
We want to walk alongside you with your student as they navigate their lives. These are resources and tools you can use with them!
Challenges and Correction
Your preschooler may resist trying new or hard things. They may try to take the easy way out when things get more challenging than they are used to. Please discuss with your child why climbing to the summit is always more complicated than coasting downhill. Explain that someday God will reward each Christian according to his or her good works. Please encourage your child to tackle complex assignments like breaking the challenging task into manageable pieces and always do their best!