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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
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!
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.”
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"Behavior: Chemical or Emotional ?"
Many, many years ago I remember teaching a wonderful classroom of students. One male student was very respectful, but it was always a challenge to remind him each morning to not sleep during first period class. He would comply. Several years after him graduating, I met him in a local store and we began reflecting on many school events and positive class conversations. He then asked me, Ms Prowell, “Do you remember when I was always so sleepy during your first period class?” I answered, yes. He said, “Ms. Prowell - I was drunk.” I was totally taken. He (now an adult) assured me that he and his family were all well now. I must ask you, the reader- as parents and educators, “What service options are we providing students for getting back on track when their behavior and conduct has become repeatedly irrational , unpredictable, and progressive?” Is it possible that the child could be experiencing chemical dependence? Because they are minors, are there any Pro-Active treatment options available BEFORE a crime is committed? Most employers have a clause in their company’s policy that allows employees to enter voluntary treatment and after successful completion, are able to return to work. Our youth face many family and relationship obstacles. Their classroom misbehavior may not just be a discipline problem! They may NEED help that only a caring system/organization could recognize and advocate assistance.
You cannot deal with a teen’s other emotional problems, nor can they if they are self-medicating with alcohol, pot, cocaine, inhalants, crystal meth or other drugs until first they get clean and sober. After detox and rehab, it is important they keep in a 12-step recovery program like AA and NA where they learn new behavior and a new, disciplined, spiritual and honest way of dealing with themselves and others. http://www.projectknow.com/research/discipline/
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“School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12”
What was the greatest challenge for you and your student last school year?
What Fears do you have for the forth coming school year?
Remember: The teachers are your friends, let them help.
Believe it or not, no matter how wonderful and effective the presenter’s message and activities may be a great number of adults / parents may be offended just by personal feelings of rejection “not being a good parent.” I remember back in the days when I heard many parents admitted in front of their children, their inadequacies and lack of opportunity as a child for not getting a good education. Many things they didn’t learn; therefore would readily correct and demand diligence from their children for a better life. Very few people are admitting any inadequacy in today’s society. Most of the reading materials are not written in a format that holds the attention of the parents who need it most, and a quick read. It is impossible to relate to a parent or anyone who feels offended or inadequate. Therefore, the approach must be “relationship focused” more so than teaching focused, or "telling focused." Environment and facilitator / teacher are “key” for a successful parenting program. Local church facilities could be an awesome location for familiarity, coupled with a “professional - humanitarian facilitator. “ All parent reading materials should be simple and loving in language and relevant to their everyday challenges and experiences. Most of the time, the information that is given to the parent who needs it most, language is “over their head” and does not connect. That could be why certain “unprofitable – non classroom connecting - written materials” are read more frequently. Most youth and adults are reading, question is: What are they reading? My experience has been that approach is a very valuable resource for effective parenting. Like the children, once a relationship has been earned, learning and advancement occurs for the entire family. I strongly suggest (1) Availability of selective short, to the point, real life reading materials (2) Series of short “follow up” relating FREE speaker’s topics / films - with ending refreshment & fellowship (3) Give parents options for continued communication. (4) Teacher / staff do general “How are you doing?” How can I assist you type follow up calls – Customer service. Most importantly - respect the scheduling and time of the parents when planning such events. Always start on time and end on time, regardless of the number in attendance. Read more in “School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12 www.resolved-2010.com
Chapter by chapter guidance is crucial for adults understanding the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of children, regardless of their ages. All humans have the same needs. It is urgent that parents and caregivers are able to differentiate needs vs. wants and understand the consequences for not meeting a human’s needs. School Readiness for Parents & children, K-12 gives chapter by chapter, school life- answers according to Child Psychologist - Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
LifeLONG Benefits: School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12
Peace of Mind |Student Achievement | Confidence |Solutions | Results
Level One - Physical care of children: Diet, Bed rest, Clothing – dress code &essentials, Health issues and medication guidelines.
Chapter 1: Home Is Where the Heart Is
Level Two – Social-Safety: Etiquettes, Respect, Discipline, Social Laws – rewards & consequences
Chapter 2: Behavior Expectations for Effective Learning
Chapter 3: The School Handbook
Chapter 6: Count Up the Cost – Social Laws
Level Three-Emotional: Low self esteem, Positive self esteem, Needing to Fit In, Needs vs.Wants
Chapter4: Handbook Scenario
Chapter 5: Who Am I?
Level Four-Intellectual: Parenting, Mentor, Career planning, Networking
Chapter 3: Homework, a Family Effort.
Chapter 7: Parents: The Parents the Primary Career Coach
Level Five- Self Actualization -Personal Achievement: Realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences. Helping others to achieve self actualization
Chapter 8: Leadership in Action, Graduation
1. Authenticate and own me publically.
2. Always tell me the truth.
3. Include me in family & private events. Call me regularly-(that means
you love me).
3. Insist that I respect my mother.
4. Mentor me to be treated as a lady or to act as a gentlemen.
5. Take me to church with your family and sometime everyone
could visit my church.
6. Be my leader: Provide for me and teach me discipline and the value
7. YOU, Never disrespect my mama!
8. Please don't sleep over in our house - if you are married!
9. Treat me and all of my siblings fairly, regardless of your relationship
with their mother(s).
10. Help me to respect and love my Daddy.