Christian Parenting Tips

Christian Parenting Tips

Top 5 Tips for Daily Parenting

christian parenting tipsHow can I be a better parent?

Well if you want some great Christian parenting tips then read on. This list is far from exhaustive, but contains some of the best examples of what to focus on! Here are some practical suggestions:

1. Be Spiritual.

This really ought to be your #1 tip for life, rather than #1 in the Christian parenting tips list. I find that if I don’t sit down and spend time to de-compress, meditate, pray or read a scripture, then most of the rest of the day becomes a struggle. I will react to my kids, often abruptly and not respond to them with love and gentleness.

Make it a goal that prayer, Bible study, Scripture memorization, and meditation become daily routine in your family with you leading the way.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deut 6:4-9 – NIV

2. Speak with Encouragement.

This one comes in at #2 on the Christian parenting tips top of the pops. You have to be spiritual first then let the encouragement come from your heart.I find it hard to constantly be encouraging unless I get some help from above.

Teens live in a world of put downs. Their self-esteem is constantly under pressure from words like, “Dork,” “Doofus” and “Geek.” It’s easy to see why they struggle to be filled with joy after a day of school.

Don’t be part of the problem. Use words and phrases that build up rather than tear down. Say, “I am really proud of your report,” rather than, “If you had studied harder you could have done better”

“Your words show what is in your heart” Luke 6:45 – CEB

3. Be A Joy-filled Parent.

See point #1

Have you ever seen a person who just looked plain grumpy most of the time. I have – in the mirror!

That is, unless I take time out to get refreshed each day.

When I’m being spiritual I don’t react and get grumpy so quickly. I don’t yell and I have a lot more patience too. Go figure!. Being filled with joy doesn’t mean you don’t sometimes get cranky but it does mean that your children will see how you generally count your blessings and are grateful for it. It sets a great example for them to follow.


4. Respect Your Teen’s Privacy.

You have to set boundaries of your teens behaviour as early as possible. When they get a little older they’ll be able to reap. Privacy is an earned privilege. The more responsibility a teen exhibits, the greater amount of privacy they deserve.

Let your teen know that you understand the need for privacy and be quick to give it to them. However be sure to have suitable boundaries and explain, as well, that unmonitored Internet, phone or social media privileges will not be the standard in your family.


5. Show Affection To Your Spouse.

It can be a lot of fun to “gross” out of your teen by giving your spouse a kiss in front of them. Believe me, your kids do not even begin to think that you would ever be physically intimate. Whilst it’s good to have fun it also serves useful purpose.

An open display of affection like holding hands, hugging and kissing will help provide a positive example of a loving marriage relationship to your teen. It will help to show them that you are willing to make the effort to put in work on your partnership. (It also will help your relationship which equals goodness for you!)

I hope these Christian parenting tips help you. If you have any great ideas let me know by leaving a comment below.

Until next time,

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