BEDTIME BIBLE STORIES • Use this time of settling into bed to read Bible stories to your child, discuss God’s character as he reveals himself through each story, and help your child understand who God is. As your child grows in his or her ability to communicate, you can introduce simple Bible verses with motions to help him or her memorize God’s word.
DAILY PRAYERS • As soon as possible, teach your child to communicate throughout the day with God during mealtimes, drive times, bedtime, etc. Frequent simple sentence prayers will teach your child at an early age that we can depend on God for everything and talk to him about anything.
GRACE-FILLED DISCIPLINE • Grace-filled discipline is correction without anger. It does not crush a child’s spirit and brings a deeper connection between the parent and child. Unfortunately, parents who do not proactively study this type of discipline usually revert to disciplining in anger, disciplining without logic, or not disciplining at all.