Parenting Children - September 28, 2012

Day 45 - Passing on Beliefs and Values At Home, With Others and On Money

2. Our home environment
• make your home a place that your children want to come back to, where:
• they are free to be individuals not in a straightjacket of conformity
• there are boundaries but not legalism
• there is discipline but not authoritarianism
• there is more encouragement than criticism
• there is plenty of fun and laughter
• there is more gratitude than complaining and blaming
• there are apologies and forgiveness and the opportunity for fresh starts
• faith is more easily caught than taught
o children initially form their picture of God from the way their parents treat them show unconditional love

3. Involving other people
• the wider family
• other role models

4. Passing on our values about money
• pressures on children and parents from advertising and the celebrity culture
• give them choices with money - choosing how much to save, spend, and give away
• teach generosity, good management, and honesty
• help them learn the value of experiencing delayed gratification
• model a healthy attitude towards possessions

Question:
Complete the attached worksheet.

From Series: "Parenting Children Ages 0-10"

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2. Our home environment

  • make your home a place that your children want to come back to, where:
  • they are free to be individuals not in a straightjacket of conformity
  • there are boundaries but not legalism
  • there is discipline but not authoritarianism
  • there is more encouragement than criticism
  • there is plenty of fun and laughter
  • there is more gratitude than complaining and blaming
  • there are apologies and forgiveness and the opportunity for fresh starts
  • faith is more easily caught than taught
    • children initially form their picture of God from the way their parents treat them show unconditional love

3. Involving other people

  • the wider family
  • other role models

4. Passing on our values about money

  • pressures on children and parents from advertising and the celebrity culture
  • give them choices with money – choosing how much to save, spend, and give away
  • teach generosity, good management, and honesty
  • help them learn the value of experiencing delayed gratification
  • model a healthy attitude towards possessions

Complete the attached worksheet.

 

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