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10 things that lead to Irresponsibility Issue 389
August 28, 2015
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Last weekend our family went camping - you can see some photos on my blog, but here's one that gives you an idea of the incredible countryside where I live! Bit hazy - but that is this time of the year.
It's been a pretty exciting week for my girls this week as Nomi sold her first artwork and Jessica won Trainee of the Year.
This week a scripture which has been central in Peter's and my thinking for many years, came to my mind.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
My thoughts went to two phrases there: Trust in the Lord - being reminded to trust often happens at a time when trust is wavering. Trust in the Lord when you don't understand, when you are wavering, when you are overwhelmed, when you are confused. Trust in the Lord - he is God.
Do good - doing good is responding to people and circumstances in a way that reflects God's love and goodness.
Sometimes we have to trust God to even be able to respond in a way that reflect Him. Trust God in all your situations this week - He is with you, He is able.
This week I'm sharing a blog post on 10 Things that lead to Irresponsibility, you can read it below or click over and read on my blog.
Live life with your Kids!
10 Things that Lead to Irresponsibility
Of course we all want our children to be responsible – but I find it is the subtle things that hinder us from reaching our goals. When it comes to our children developing a strong work ethic we need to check to see how the things we do may be affecting their training.
Do we -
We tend to see irresponsibility as an action – or lack thereof – but it dwells firstly in the heart. Irresponsibility is an attitude – it is an attitude that believes I don’t have to, someone else will, I don’t care.
These attitudes can start growing in a young child though we may see them more clearly in a pre-teen/teen. If your child already believes these things then you have to re-establish the truth of personal responsibility. Choose one area where they show a lack of responsibility and address it. And then work on another.
Remember when we are teaching anything (or re-teaching) our process is:
That last sentence is a key: We must take on less responsibility in areas where we want our kids to be responsible. We cannot hover, we have to let go and let them do their life – that is afterall, what we’ve taught and trained them for.
Other blog posts I've written recently:
Words I live by: God's Grace is Sufficient
Finding a Reliable Passion
Character Notes: Orderliness - Making our life more effective
and I shared as a guest post over at Joy in my Kitchen The Sweet Reward of Speaking Soft Words
Blending Life with Lessons e-book - Does your everyday life challenge your homeschool ideas? This is my journey as I discover that it is possible to disciple my children in today's busy lifestyle.
Heart Focus Parenting book/e-book - A heart focused parent will keep their attention on their child's heart for God, instead of on external behaviours.
Restoring the Heart, Mind and Soul of Christmas Do your Christmas celebrations line up with what you believe? Do your celebrations help your children learn more about Jesus?
This e-book is based on a workshop I held for a couple of years to help families see that Christmas can be a significant tradition in our family life. If we are intentional about how our family celebrates we have the opportunity to use this time to teach our children about Jesus, and his love for each one of us.
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