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The Word Guides My Children

The Word Guides My Children

The word guides. The word guards the heart. Now the heart is perhaps the most important part of the human body. An anomaly in the heart is not what anyone prays for. May our heart not pack up in Jesus name. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.Proverbs 4:23 AMP One way to safe guard our heart is to carefully sieve what we allow inside and one way this can be done is through the word. The word guides and guards. Parents, let's teach…
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Making Better Financial Decisions

Making Better Financial Decisions

You have to learn to make better financial decisions as a child. Let me share a little of my childhood story with you. From time to time, especially during the Yuletide, whatever financial gift I got went back to my parents. I remember my parents taking any financial gift I received from me with the promise of keeping it for me. Well, I never got my money back. I always forgot to ask. How do you even ask about such money? Making good financial decisions highly impacts how you view and spend money. The following questions will help you make…
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How To Relate With In-Laws Without Strife

How To Relate With In-Laws Without Strife

There are a lot of questions about in-laws that some of us might need answers to. An In-law issue is a very complicated one that one needs a lot of wisdom to address. You love your spouse very much, you don't want to hurt or offend them, and yet there are issues with his/her parents. They have been the ones taking care of your spouse before your spouse met you, so they cannot be wrong. They are flawless. They are saints, so does your spouse see them. How do you handle them in such a way that it doesn't cause…
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How To Make Your Grandparents Happy

How To Make Your Grandparents Happy

You should learn how to make your grandparents happy. As soon as Daniel’s grandma saw him, she began to shake her head. His hair was uncombed, his shirt unbuttoned down to his chest and he had no belt around his trousers. The trousers were sagging to his thighs and he kept pulling them up. Are you sure your grandparents have happy thoughts when they think of you or heavy thoughts filled with fear for you? The bible says that Grandchildren are the reward of old people. And children are proud of their parents Prov. 17:6 ICB. Did you see that?…
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How To Pray – Listen And Watch Others

How To Pray – Listen And Watch Others

The last way we will look at, in this series where we are learning how to pray, is by listening and watching others. At home, listen to how your parents pray. Notice their choice of words, what they use to pray, where and how they pray, whether they hold hands, do they pray in the Holy Ghost? Do they shout or mutter to themselves? When do they raise their voices? What do they do then? Do they say a prayer at night? How often? What time at night? Do they say a prayer in the morning? How often? What time…
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Dear Child, Show Me Your Friend – Part 2

Dear Child, Show Me Your Friend – Part 2

"Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are" is still a valid saying; one which you must pay attention to if you must succeed in life. So today we will continue with our series on warning signals to watch out for in friendships. Here is another signal. 2. When you hope and pray your parents or guardians don’t find out where you have been.Friends that corrupt mostly advise you to give a false account of your whereabouts to parents or guardians. In other words, they tell you to lie. For instance, they encourage you to buy…
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Dear Child, Show Me Your Friend

Dear Child, Show Me Your Friend

Dear child, friends can be signposts guiding and directing you towards God or a river between you two. They affect your walk with God either in a good or bad way, as well as your relationship with your parents. There are certain signals to watch out for when choosing friends. Even if you are friends with some people right now, use these signals to assess your friendships. Dear child, note also that these signals do not mean you have to be hateful or snobbish towards people you shouldn’t be friends with. It’s not a license for you to declare them…
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Taking Care Of Your Parents

Taking Care Of Your Parents

You should learn to take care of your parents. Yes, your parents! The two people that certainly know how to drive you mad. Adults with a boatload of rules, commands, and restrictions. They tell you to clean your room, wash dishes, sweep floors, don't watch TV, and then say it's their house and their rules. They were never teenagers, right? One day they just ballooned into adults straight from infancy. What do they know about being a teenager? They are not nice, right? Relax. Your parents love you very much and want the best for you. That's why they put…
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How To Identify Stress In Children

How To Identify Stress In Children

Can there be stress in children? Now stress is a daily part of our lives. We can’t hide from it but can only find ways to minimize its effects on us. A little stress though is good for us. 1 Sam 3:8 (KJV ) And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. Children also experience stress. There can be stress in children - it could be a bully at school, a harsh…
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Gratitude Is A Great Habit For You

Gratitude Is A Great Habit For You

Gratitude is a great habit to start practicing as early as you can. It is the act of looking for the good things that you have or that have happened in your life and be thankful for them. Look deep into your life and search for things you are enjoying right now. Thank God for them. Thank God that you have parents who love you and provide for all you need. Appreciate God for giving you a roof over your head, food to eat, clothes wear, friends, and more. Gratitude is a great habit! When you refuse to be grateful,…
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Study The Bible – Some Great Habits For You

Study The Bible – Some Great Habits For You

Just as you study your textbook as a school student, you also have to study the Bible as a spiritual student that you are. As a student, you have textbooks for each subject you are taught in school. As a child of God, the Bible is your spiritual textbook too. Inspired by God to teach you about Him and what He wants you to do. Textbooks are meant to be read and studied so that you can best understand a subject. You spend time reading and studying them. If the Bible is your spiritual textbook, then you should also spend…
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Be Grateful For Food, Clothing And Shelter

Be Grateful For Food, Clothing And Shelter

God provides for all your needs. Be grateful for food, clothing, shelter, education, and so many other things that God provides for you through your parents and other people. The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 AMP. “I will feed my flock and I will let them lie down [to rest].” Says the Lord God Ezekiel 34:15 AMP Be grateful for having all these things. Without Him providing for your parents to get you all the things you’re enjoying right now, they won’t be able to provide for…
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How To Be Grateful – Get A Prayer Journal

How To Be Grateful – Get A Prayer Journal

God ensures that there are many things in your life that you should be grateful for. So you must learn how to be grateful. God gave you loving and kind parents, a roof over your head, shoes on your feet, clothes to cover your body, food to eat and even a pet dog to play with. These are just some of the things you should be grateful to God for. O house of Israel, bless and praise the Lord [with gratitude]; O house of Aaron, bless the Lord; Psalms 135:19 AMP. Gratitude should be about looking around you and in…
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Accept Discipline With Humility As A Child

Accept Discipline With Humility As A Child

It takes the grace of God for you accept discipline with humility. The most natural way you would likely react would be to reject it instantly. Maybe, you spent longer than you should at a friend’s place and your mother grounds you. “But, it was just 30 minutes” you say to her. Instantly your brows build up a storm on your face, your mouth shoots out, you fold your arms and turn an almost 180 degree away from your mother. This is not how to accept discipline with humility. “Not just 30 minutes only, you also didn’t wash the dirty…
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Accept Discipline As A Show Of Love

Accept Discipline As A Show Of Love

Yesterday we began to look at discipline. Today, we will see how you as a child should accept discipline. The first thing you need to know is that your parents love and want the best for you. It’s only a child that is loved by a parent that is corrected and disciplined. So you need to accept discipline as a show of love. Think of it like this; why would your parents remind you to brush your teeth every night before going to bed? They are not asking you to brush your teeth or that of your sibling or even…
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The Mercy of God Over Our Children

The Mercy of God Over Our Children

The mercy of God is one beautiful thing we enjoy from God daily. The bible tells us so “The Lord’s love never ends. His mercies never stop. They are new every morning. Lord, your loyalty is great.” Lamentations 3:21 ICB. God displays a basic and constant part of Himself through showing us mercy. That you didn’t need to be perfect before He sent Jesus to die for you. In your imperfect state He saw the need for His mercy in your life. This mercy of God goes beyond Him just making us wake up and rise up from our beds…
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