Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Where to Invest a Child's Time and Wise Woman Linkup!

"Think long and hard about the way you invest your children's time. 

Time is treasure. 

And where your time investment is, there you will find the heart of a child. 

Invest the majority of his time in entertainment, and his heart will be turned to love of pleasure.

 Invest his time in peers rather then family, and his heart will be with the peers more than his family. 

There is a time and place for all good things in balance, but wise parents will steward the treasure of time, and in so doing, shepherd their children's hearts."

-Doug Phillips

Balance is always needed when approaching the investing of time of our children--we never go wrong when we invest time in teaching them about our Lord, His Word, the character He expects from us, and His mission of  loving others and sharing the gospel with them!

" But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." -Matthew 6:33

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Far Above Rubies said...

Dearest June,

I posted an article re: Motherhood and Back Pain. I hope it is a blessing to your readers.

Misty said...

This is so good! I love the part about peers and family. We only have one child, and so she gets very excited about friends. I've always encouraged her to cherish her friends. She's three. Do you think it's okay? We always make a big deal when daddy or Pop-Pops (grandpa)comes home etc, but I do wonder if she feels lonely because she has no siblings, which could be why she loves other children so much. Any advice for someone with an only child?

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Thanks, Jasmine!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Dear Misty,

If she is only three it is not an issue yet--I think when they get older is when you can see hearts straying and peer influence become dominating. Depending on the child, since every child is unique, you will want to walk aside them and gently guide them. Also, this is not a "rule" to not have friends but to be careful in having a balance and right focus on the things that take priority.

Thanks for visiting!

Many blessings...

joyfulmomof6 said...

I love Doug Phillips' words.

The reverse is also true...what we as moms spend OUR time doing is what we will treasure (or not).

The other day I was at the park at noon with my children. There was a woman there with a toddler and she struck up a conversation with me.
"Are you a homeschooler?" she asked when she saw my children were obviously not in school.
I told her I was.
She said, "I tried it for 6 months and I hated it!"
So I said what was it about it homeschooling that you didn't like?
Her reply: "Having to be with my children all day". It was so sad.

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