October 12th is Children’s Day in Brazil. Taking advantage of this opportunity, we invited our children to a Q&A session, which you can listen to in the Podcast Família e Fé, and we also share in this post 3 attitudes on how to answer what children want to know.
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Our children are blessings from the Lord. It is a joy to be able to share life with them, see them develop, train them, and enjoy their smiles. In all of this, good communication between parents and children is essential for the whole family to be successful.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”Jesus, Matthew 19:14
We value talking to our children, Micael (9) and Sara (7), leaving the electronics aside and giving them due attention. But this week we opened the microphone for a question and answer session with them, which you can listen to in full through the Family and Faith Podcast – What Children Want to Know (in Portuguese). It was very natural and fun.
Some questions from kids are about their own growth, others about faith, and also about finances. Kids are not concerned with the future but live in the present. They are authentic and are always seeking the truth. So parents should take every opportunity to answer their questions and also enjoy a good conversation, including listening to the little ones, whenever possible.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
How to Answer What Your Kids Want to Know
1. Be the First to Influence Your Children
Who speaks first influences the most. Listen to your children and speak to their hearts before others do. You have that privilege.
2. Be Brave to Answer Their Questions
If the kids are asking, it is because they are ready for the answer. Don’t be afraid to address any subject. But answer every question that comes to you through your children with love. Take advantage of every opportunity!
3. Always Be Consistent
Consistency is the keyword for learning and also for building trust between you and your kids. They are not silly. So, be firm in speaking the truth with grace and in accordance with your own conduct.
Constant and transparent communication between parents and children is essential for the development of a healthy family relationship. And the consistency between your speech and the way you live is the link that guarantees trust between generations. Only then can your family be successful.
So prioritize influencing your children, answering their questions, and always showing consistency between your speech and attitudes. The result will be the best possible, fruits that will last for eternity.
Prayer: God, thank you so much for my children and for the privilege of knowing the Lord more through them. I ask you for wisdom for better communication with my children, so that they receive more love for them each day, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?
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