LUKE 10:25-37 A Samaritan is the only one
who stops to help a hurt man
left on the side of a road.
SAY THIS: Who are you thankful for? I am thankful for
people who help me.
Cuddle up wth your child this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for [child's name]. I love being his/her dad/mom. Thank You for the way he/she helps others by [list ways your child helps]. I pray he/she will always look for ways to be a helper. Thank You for giving us people like [family, community workers, etc.] to help us. You're the best, God. We love You! In Jesus' name, amen."
"Always give thanks to God." Ephesians 5:20, NCV
BASIC TRUTH: God made me.
From Parent Cue:
COOPERATION MAKES IT HAPPEN By Jenna Scott
As a mom of four, I can attest that chaos reigns when no one is getting along and everyone is trying to do their own thing. On the flip side, it knocks my socks off to see what can be achieved when everyone focuses on cooperating. Here are a few practical tips for parents to help their kids start combining forces to do great things together.
1. Practice working together before you are in a “real” situation where cooperation is required. That way when it actually comes time for all hands on deck, they’ll be trained professionals. Make it fun by playing board games, take turns doing something, or tag-team read a book. For older kids, specific challenges that reward teamwork (such as working together to follow a recipe) helps teach that everyone has to do their part, or it won’t turn out.
2. Explain the rules. Better yet, have your kids be a part of creating the rules. They can only do their part if they know what they are expected to do. They’ll have more buy-in if they’ve been a part of the process . . .