Teachable Moments With Your Child

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As parents we all want our children to flourish. Learning to make the most of spontaneous teachable moments and talking about God’s Word with your child throughout your days together will support them through the transitions of life into adulthood.

Are you “Deuteronomy Elevening”?

Deuteronomy 11:18 (Message Bible) instructs parents to teach their children God’s Word wherever they are. How do we get that done? Denise Burns shares how to “Deuteronomy 11” whenever the opportunity strikes! Watch this video and learn to make the most of them.

Put in to practice teachable moments by:

  • Looking for them
  • Recognizing them
  • Being intentional about them

Teachable Moments and a Successful School Year

Practical ways to support and stay connected with your child:

  • Respect the rhythm—Our children are unique. Recognize when they are receptive to teachable moments.
  • “Daily Devos”—Create this as a lifestyle not a rigid task. Allow for flexibility through life’s seasons.
  • Ask open-ended questions—“What was your favorite part of the day today?” And learn in spite of the negative.
  • Let your kid have a bad day—This too can be a teachable moment! Extending grace and mercy will make a great difference. (Hebrews 4:16)
  • Respond Don’t React—Freaking out will most likely shut down their communication with you. They will talk with someone, and you want that person to be you! Choose to respond and keep the gateway open.
  • Be quiet and listen—  . . . be quick to listen . . .” (James 1:19)
  • Bring them to church—They learn at home. They learn in church. We are partners.

Also learn:

What is the biggest complaint from kids about their parents? It may not be what you think! Watch this message and find out!

(Denise begins speaking at 25:10 in video)


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