Before the Catholic school year starts, your child may have questions about the upcoming year. Taking the time to calm their nerves by answering questions and teaching them about God can help them better understand. Here’s how you can instill love and respect for God in your child ahead of the school year
At the top of the school year, children may experience the excitement (and nerves) that come along with meeting new people. Through the Bible’s teachings, you can help with encouraging respect in your child — an essential life skill that translates to the classroom and beyond.
While it may be challenging at first, putting God first in your child’s life will ultimately set them on a path of righteousness. As parents, the task itself may seem daunting, but through small actions taken over time, there are a number of ways to help lead your child in the right direction. From reading Bible verses to sharing Christian art, here’s how you can do so as a parent.
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Young, impressionable children need role models that they can look to. Parents are a great place to start, and you can take it one step further by incorporating the Bible into your child’s life. In fact, there are many Bible verses — from Joshua 1:6-9 to Deuteronomy 31:6 — that promote courage for your child.
Generosity is one of the most valuable traits you can instill in your child. In times of need, those less fortunate can benefit from the assistance of others. Leviticus 19:9-10 says ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner.” Here are some ways your child can learn to express generosity toward others.
We all make mistakes. It’s a massive part of the human experience. Teaching your children about forgiveness in others, in turn, goes a long way. It’s a concept that incorporates many elements, including sympathy, empathy, and the overall understanding of others. Teaching your child about forgiveness will ultimately set them up for success later on in life.
One of the most important values you can instill in your children is compassion. As your child navigates the world through school and play, they will come across various situations that test their character.
At first, it may be hard for a child to understand the importance of God and the Bible, but easing them in can ensure a lifetime of good faith.
One of the most important values you can instill in your child is one of faith. Through the teachings of Christ and the belief in God, fostering faith-based values and relationships in your child can greatly impact their lives