BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER
FOR CHRIST & HIS MISSION
SUNDAYS @ 11:00 ~ April 14 - May 12
Parenting can be scary...
there are lions, tigers and bears out there!
We are here to help...
Parenting with Heart, Smarts & Courage!
Most families will have times when they feel harassed by twisters, chased by flying monkeys, meet mean people threatening to snatch your dog, or hassled by a wicked witch who tries to undermine their successes. Each parent dreams of “somewhere over the rainbow” where they can parent with intelligence, compassion and bravery, and raise children who are equipped with the same skills.
SUNDAYS @ 9:30
At 9:45, kids (K-5th) will be escorted to following a couple of fun, VBS-style worship songs and the Children's Message. Parents can pickup these kids on the 2nd floor following worship. Younger children can check-in at their classroom before worship begins:
Ages 2½ to 3 (Sonbeams) Mezzanine
Ages 4-5 (Cubbies) Main Floor
Parenting With Heart,
Smarts & Courage
Imagine how the story would have been different for Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion if their parents raised them with the character traits of intelligence, compassion and bravery. This class will instill in you these three key parenting characteristics. Somewhere over the rainbow, there is no place like home, and the journey starts here.
Until we see you at class, here are some helpful tips to use right now...
Blaming: “If it wasn’t for you...”
Threats: “If you do that again I will...”
Orders, or barking commands: “Clean your room…”
Warning of danger: “Watch out you’ll burn yourself…”
Martyrdom: “What are you trying to do to me?”
Comparing: One child to the other.
Sarcasm: “Are you naturally forgetful?”
Prophecy: “If you lie to me, do you know what you are going to be when you grow up?”
Things to do that inspire cooperation:
Give information: “The towel is getting the rug wet”; “Wet rugs can mold”. This provides the child with knowledge for the rest of his life.
Say it with a word: “The towel”; “The light”. Rather than being seen as an oppressive command, this gives the child the opportunity to use his/her own initiative and intelligence to figure out what needs to be done.
Describe what you feel: “I don’t like walking on a wet floor”; “I don’t like picking up towels I did not use”. Children are capable of dealing with appropriate statements of their parents’ feelings.
Write a note: “Please hang me here when finished, so I can dry, your wet towel” (above towel rack). Both young and older children like to receive notes, and they are a quick method for parents to get through to their children.
Give a choice about when or how to do something: “Before your bath or after”; “eat on the red plate or the blue plate”; “Do you want milk or juice?”
Make physical changes in the environment: Changes can be made to make things easier for your child, such as lower coat hangers, more closet shelves, or a basket by the door for shoes.
Spend time with your child: Doing things they enjoy to build trust and joy. It is like giving your child Vitamin C to prevent a problem.
There is no fee to take the class and pre-registration is not necessary. For more information contact Shan Trick at 248-7940 or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To help families at FPC become better equipped to disciple our children.
- To encourage those on the fringes at FPC to go deeper in relationship with Christ and other FPC families.
- To reach out to families beyond our congregation and welcome them into our fellowship
- Nothing is more important than our relationship with God.
- No one has more potential to influence a child’s relationship with God than a parent
- No one has more potential to monitor a child’s relationship with God then parents
- The church potential to influence a child dramatically increases when it partners with a parent.
- The parent’s potential to influence a child dramatically increases when that parent partners with the church.
- The average church has only 40 hours in a given year to influence a life.
- The average parent has 3000 hours per year to influence a life.