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Positive Impacts of Early Christian Education in Children
DON’T TURN THEM AWAY!
(Family and Christian Education)
As I reminisce the calculated
thoughts of adult leaders, I am reminded that most adults judge from their own
experiences or observations. The
educational system rely on a series of tangible evaluations to determine the validity
of a child's knowledge and behaviors. However,
when it come to a child’s creditability (knowledge, comprehension, and application) of
his/her Faith - and relationship with Jesus, some adults / leaders respond casually to substantiate his own authority in luau of the
child’s age, limited knowledge of the child's Christian Education family history / worship practices or the assumed Christian Education level of the child.
The times we are living in
today mandated a rooted salvation and is
imperative that children are introduced and taught to build a progressive-
personal relationship with Jesus.
I ponder the
question: “ How is it possible that some professionals agree that children’s cognitive and intellectual developments are
enhanced through parental interactions during the prenatal stages (through voice/tone, touching - rubbing abdomen/
sensitivity, reading - language & vocabulary development) which creates advance comprehension and
strong intellectual abilities in
the unborn child, but when pertaining to spiritual matters ( such as the child’s sensitivity level & his/her courage to openly proclaim the Holy Spirit naming Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior) the child’s confession is denied? People are seeking affirmation all over the
world. So much so that news reporters
are sharing impacts from least to most. All
great leader will tell you that their success was credited to their faith. It is very simple, the younger the child for commitment, greater the opportunities to utilize time for GREATNESS!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Scientist and Educator, George Washington
Carver – openly credits their faith as a youth.
– Why would a Christian Leader procrastinate
and hinder the planting and growth of such life changing – Eternal Seed in a
young innocence child – before corruption?
Children and Families are
experiencing tragedies everyday. Many of
these tragedies are sudden and seemly unbearable. Usually a Clergy or Group Counselors are
assigned to offer comfort and grieving support by connecting them to a religious
founder, psychologist, or an author of a bestselling grieving book.
He that worship God, must
worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
Know no man after the flesh, but after the spirit (2 Corinthians 5:16). Suffer little children to come unto me and
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:14). Let Him
In (Revelation 3:20)
How can some Christians
Leaders tell children to deny Christ now because you are to young in hope to embrace him later on when you are older?
When their hearts and minds are no longer interested and temptation is
so much great?
God, our Father, and His Son,
Jesus – do not know man or children by their ages, but by their spirit and
heart toward him. God knows the intents
and motives of Man’s heart! Innocence –
“unrehearsed” --- hearts of boys,
girls, men, and women are what God desires to use. One should consider the nature of the child
who is proclaiming Jesus? Humble,
Peaceful, Arrogant, Disrespectful, and Violent?
I agree that Christ forgives all…. But we must not fail to remember that
God does communicate with any quiet, sensitive spirit who desire and love him. Don’t be mislead by individual personality
types. When a child publicly
acknowledges Jesus as his/her savior – it is serious and could be very
detrimental if a leader responded outside the character of Christ with
I truly believe that the Holy
Spirit knows all things. He has given
“HIMSELF” as a conclusive gift to be utilized by everyone, regardless of age to
successfully survive challenges and optical of life. In other words, adults characterize the teen
years as being most challenging for teens when expectations are high and
adversities overwhelming. It is during
this period of life when teens face numerous private issues, who can they talk
to when they are fearful and standing alone?
Who will give them the strength and courage to speak out? To decide which group or situation to say
“NO” to OR
having the strength to expose wrong
doers? At this point , to a child/teen
- just knowing God (the person, or who they heard talked about in church) is
not enough! They truly desire the need
to talk to a friend, one whom they have a relationship with and above all, trust. – The
God that was denied of him/her when their hearts were tender and
receptive. Now that the teen has bonded
with destructive peers, made some wrong choices to hide their pain – Now,
everyone wants to gladly, forcefully, give him/her JESUS! How would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr respond
Question is : How might this tragedy been avoided if the spiritual leader had
embraced the child’s confession and provided ongoing - nurtured - spiritual
growth to he/she and his/her family?
I remember many years ago,
when I owned a Christian Preschool where biblical teaching and devotion was part of our daily devotion. One of our children suddenly died due to a
fatal hidden illness. This was our first
experience to process this type of grief at a school of young children and I
regretted having to greet and inform the children and parents the following
day. I prayed to God for guidance in sharing such sad news
effectively. As we began devotion, the Lord immediately gave me insight of how
to handle this announcement. We followed
our normal routine with our standard bible questions -with so much joy, excitement,
and praise! That afternoon during pickup
time, the children were anxious to share the news with their parents of the death
of their friend/classmate. Parents
rushed to me saying, “Ms. Wanda what is this about _______has
gone up to heaven to be with God?”
There were absolutely “NO Tear” through out the day from anyone! All the children played, ate, and slept as
usual. They actually made our day
IT IS IMPORTANT, ESSENTIAL ,
URGENT– to give children prenatal and early childhood Christian Education at
home first. Even if the child was born
to unbelieving parents, it is still the authority and solvency of God to render
prophetic callings as he pleases.
Greatness and Prophetic Callings throughout the bible have always been initiated from prenatal and birth of leaders as children. God
ordains the path and journey for those he will pour into.
Don’t turn children away or deny them the ownership for beginning a successful life's journey, ….. They are going to NEED JESUS!
FAMILY and CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Consquences of Unfulfilled Needs
- Want - An optional desire. No danger for existing if left unfulfilled. Emotional disappointment.
- Need - Devastating consequences if not met. All humans will seeks other options to fulfill void.
5 - Researched Levels of "Human Needs" According to Abraham Maslow
Hierarchy of Need.
- Level One - Physiological Care : Food , Shelter, Diet, Bed rest, Clothing,
Health related issues
- Level Two – Safety: Respect, Discipline, Social Laws – rewards & consequences, Safe Home & School Environment, Bulling.
- Level Three- Social: Inclusion for home and school, Love, Respect, Accountability.
- Level Four-Esteem: Self worth, Praise & Encouragement, Positive Self Esteem, Physical Support.
- Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization -Personal
Achievement: Realizing personal potential.
If these NEEDS are not met, the child or individual will seek comfort from any other available source.
SCHOOL READINESS for PARENTS & CHILDREN, K-12
Level One - Physiological
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Level Two – Safety
Behavior Expectations for Effective Learning
3: The School Handbook
6: Count Up the Cost – Social Laws
Level Three- Social
Who Am I?
Homework, a Family Effort.
7: Parents: The Parents the Primary Career Coach
Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization
Leadership in Action, Graduation
School Readiness ISBN # 978-0-615-54346-8
and Ingram Book
I am a 24+ years Educator, Youth Ministry & Community Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and an Early Childhood Entrepreneur. From being once married then to single parenting ~ truly, I understand many of your obstacles. It saddens me to observe the disregard in many of our communities for not respecting household "Family Focused" time.
I applaud pastors, program headers and administrators who are sensitive to family time and students study time in regard to main stream educational events - Parent Conference Day ~ School Open House , Family & Religious Holidays, Exams & Testing, and guarded Family Time of youth ministry volunteers. After all, if not for the volunteers, EVERYONE would become a mandated youth leader.....( thinking on this one ? )
I stand with you asking God everyday to enable me to set excellent priorities and to accept the necessary sacrifices for the greater prize - a settled, clear thinking, healthy, balanced next generation! When we understand the benefits and consequences of knowing how to put the "FIRST" thing 1st, everything else will fall into place.
Love you dearly
Wanda J.R. Prowell
Your Family Resource Provider
Teachers & COOL DADS
· learning & Teaching Styles
· Compassion / Passion
· Communication / Availability
Many students are excited about planning their careers
and enrolIing in classes for that pathway. Students become very frustrated when forced
to take classes “they feel” do not connect with their goals and become less motivated for applying themselves. Parents can be very
instrumental in supervising students schedule and/or providing enrichment
opportunities for connecting that professional area. If parents ignore this issue and allow it to
remain un-addressed, then classroom discipline, class participation, and delinquent
assignments may escalate.
Parents must be able to identify the learning style of each
child. Children, parents, and teachers learn and study differently. Once the learning style has been established, parents
will understand how to guide children in their studies and how to effectively prepare
for test. School Readiness
All Students are very sensitive to the integrity and passion
level of their teacher(s). Many students behave differently in the
presence of authorities and parents; however, the students’ morals are reflected
in he/she daily observations. FAIRNESS
and HONESTY will build or destroy any school environment! Students may not always admit it, but they
expect to be held accountable for their actions with unconditional love, fairness,
After over twenty-five years ago, my son recently met one of my
former students at his work place. When
my former student realized that my son was his teacher’s son, he said: “She was hard, but she was fair.” I guess you would have to be an educator to understand the sentiments of that
statement. I smiled with a warm feeling inside.
Whatever discrepancies a student my experience,
unconditional love - accountability and inclusion will motivate them to success. As you can see, a school day
may include many obstacles, but TEAM work is the key! Parents, educators, and students must
work as “Genuine Partners” to address all academic, behavior, and physical
needs of the students.
READ MORE in “School
Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12.”
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HUMILITY + INTEGRITY = Phenomenon Character!
Many children have been raised to feel that certain public
accomplishments are the ultimate fulfillment of life; especially those of
public acclamation. Later in life, you
will realize that your most valuable and productive moments were those of an
average day with friends and relatives whose talents and accomplishment were yet
processing. God has a way of equalizing insecurities
(false security) so that our focus return and remain in him, with a heart of
humility toward our fellowman. Humility
and Integrity is the greatest showcase of genuine THANKSGIVING; our truest form
of Godly Worship. We should never become
mislead by friends in our society and assume their expectations for judging “the
assumed” short comings of others. God and education should polish our behavior
for the journey of un- expectancy and the people we meet. Parents, guardians, and mentors share these
expectations. At the end of the day, as
we face life most critical crisis, we will remember that it was the love, friends,
and kind words that we cherish most.”
The fall is not as great when we are on our knees.
HUMILITY + INTEGRITY = Phenomenon Character!
Why Have We Released Healthy Couples
to Match Making Media?
Remember the days when healthy married couples and other stable single adults were anxious to invite single individuals over for dinner or a special group outing just so they could connect "like minds" and "character?"
These were single individuals whom they admired. Most of all, over a period of time, they were able to observe their character, integrity, ethics and religious traits over a period of time. In addition to this knowledge, also understood each's present and long term goals, and marital status. What happened to these kind hearted, caring friends?
Questions to reminisce:
1. Could you introduce a close friend to someone whom you believe may acquire a more financial and nourishing relationship than the one you presently have?
2. What personal risk do you feel people take when they consult online dating?
3. Would you introduce a friend to an individual whom you knew would be devastating
to each others future?
In all honesty, online match making could really prove to be successful, but it is always at the risk and honesty of the applicants. An "assumption" is presumed for an expected lifestyles, and online match making makes it easier for applicants to submit information the person desires to hear, rather than what one is able to deliver.
What is your take on this?
Who do you trust?
UnResolved, The Blessings of a Resolved Lifestyle
I would like to take this opportunity to share my thankfulness to God and you - for all that he has provided. It is during these holiday times that everyone is encouraged to share with the homeless and those who are less fortunate. It amazes me how family members within our own circles are left to do without, uncovered. Maybe, it is because the praise for doing so is not as commercialized and comes with little to no benefits (tax deductions) for having family attachments. Family support and support to people we know is most profitable; it affects Generations! Could the denial of familiar assistance be contributing to the breakdown of families? There are occasions when parents volunteer with their children's class, group, and organization - the parent is immediately placed with a different group of children, leaving his/her child alone. Are we missing the point here? Could parent and child not partner to nurture the group as well as the parent provide a mentor shadowing opportunity for his/her child (training up a child)? What a legacy this could be! Yes, I am all for families, FAMILY - FIRST...... My belief is that HEROES should be acknowledged and modeled in the family first. . . . Then duplication of service(s) will become more sincere and numerous.
Never, never stop giving and sharing.
Those closest to us should also agree that we are their HERO!
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!
Because He First Loved Me!
I have read this passage so many times before and have heard it preached just as much. Believe me when I tell you that in today’s society, sincere relationships are in the minor and are of high demand ! There is a frightening edge to assuming motives, integrity, honesty, and provision. Conversations must be strategic, intentional,and confirmed. Much of what we do must be guided by a power “greater than ourselves.” How can we trust the voice of a stranger or have confidence in the familiar? Somehow, “Because HE first Loved Me” always breathe a fresh morning fragrance to begin any day!
Demonstrated love, commitment, desires, and goals can be easily followed; In turn becomes a “Product of a Resolved Lifestyle.”
How are you pursuing your resolved lifestyle?
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"UnResolved, The Blessings of A Resolved Lifestye"