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5 WAYS TO HELP YOUR KIDS MAKE WISE CHOICES
By Dan Scott
As parents, we want our kids to grow up making good choices. We know that it is key to their success. So, how do we help our kids learn the importance of wisdom and making the wise choice even when it’s not easy?
1. Model your own decision-making process. Kids are concrete thinkers, and often that means they need help making connections that are intuitive to you. As you walk through a small decision, verbalize your thinking process and ask your kid’s opinion. If it’s a big choice you’re praying about (like buying a car or new home), pray with them as you ask God for wisdom. When your kids see you seeking wisdom, they’ll be more likely to do the same.
2. Tell stories. The Bible is full of people who both succeeded and failed at wisdom. Read those stories together and talk about the consequences they experienced. And not only the Bible, as you’re reading (or watching) anything with your children, pause and talk through the decisions you’re seeing played out in the storyline. Use these teachable moments to help kids discover more about wisdom . . .
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