Thursday, April 24, 2014

HELP! How Do I Teach My Children Godly Character?

"Hi June, I need help teaching my children to have godly character. I am new to parenting and not sure where to start or how to begin. Do you recommend any resources that I can use that won't overwhelm me and are easy to use?"

I get messages like this all the time. In fact, I am always on the lookout  to teach my children as well and like your home our home also always seems like it is always a work in progress.

 First,  I must say the greatest example that you can give your children as far as character is the Word of God and your example. Nothing will speak louder to them than these two most important and vital points. Without these teaching can go in one ear and swiftly out the other. So remember to always point to God's Word as the foundation, show and exhibit to your children the way they should go--and then also remember to pray because without God's help our efforts can be futile.

Secondly, do not grow weary. You might not see a change right away. In fact, in make take a very long time. But the key is not to get discouraged and place your trust in the Lord. Just continue to do your part, keep planting seeds, and teaching away because that is your responsibility towards God and no one elses.

Thirdly,  I wanted to add that I had been checking out all the wonderful books in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle lately and I can't help but to mention of few of these lovely and helpful books because I feel that they are truly VALUABLE resources. As a busy mom of 9, I certainly am always on the lookout to a no nonsense approach to teaching everything and something that isn't going to consume our entire day!

Here are three you should definitely know about--The ABC's For Godly Girls:

it includes all this:

Here is a description from their website:

What Is The ABC’s For Godly Girls?

The ABC’s For Godly Girls is a comprehensive, digital Bible Curriculum centered around teaching girls ages 4-10 about the God they serve and how to have a heart like His.

By using each letter of the alphabet a Bible lesson is presented in an understandable and interactive format to teach core truths concerning the Gospel, Godly Character, and Biblical Womanhood. Your daughters will learn their ABC’s and a necessary Biblical foundation as they connect them through Scripture memorization, detailed lessons, simple crafts, and interactive song.

This curriculum can be used as part of family devotions, a single or supplemental homeschool curriculum, or even as part of a Sunday School class program. It is a flexible curriculum with all of the tools to aid its teacher in a full program, but can easily be added to if desired.

Click below to see what's included up close:

Sample Flashcard
Girls BINGO 1
Sample BINGO

Lesson Example

 This curriculum teaches children many necessary lessons in one package:
1.) Christian Character and Virtues
2.) Biblical Womanhood
3.) Basic Doctrine and Theology

It includes many fun and educational resources:
1.) The ABC’s For Godly Girls Teacher’s Guide
2.) The ABC’s For Godly Girls Scripture Flash Cards
3.) Hiding God’s Word In My Heart Copywork
4.) Godly Virtues BINGO Game
5.) The Pathway To Salvation Maze

What does each lesson contain?
1.) A Primary Bible Memory Verse
2.) Bonus Bible Memory Verses
3.) A Detailed and Interactive Lesson
4.) An Activity Prompt
5.) A Craft Idea

You can get this resource HERE.

and this one here for boys---The ABC's for Godly Boys:

and finally this one--God Gifted Virtues:

Another description from their site:

In this guide you will find a three-fold objective:

  • One, is to have unity within your family.
  • Two, is prayer. To equip you, the parents, with the full knowledge and tools to pray for your children.
  • The third, is understanding, through memorization and a little schooling.
This can be as short as a 13 week study. Or take each Virtue as an individual study in itself and focus on one verse a week (which can make this study a year long and more).

A peek at the Table of Contents:

God Gifted Virtues TOC

I especially love that these books are so focused, simple and so helpful for the busy mom today!

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1 comment:

Melanie E. said...

The Character Traits Coloring Book is another good resource for teaching character. There is a catchy song to listen to (on the accompanying CD) for each of the 48 character traits, in addition to a coloring page of an animal demonstrating the character trait. There is a memory verse, and also a simple object lesson that uses things you already have in your house to effectively drive a point home. I find it's great for internalizing character in the children I work with. You only need one copy, because it comes with permission to make photocopies for all your children or Sunday school class.


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