Creating a Stronger Parent-Child Bond

Why is a strong parent-child bond important to passing on our faith to our children?

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Overview

“Parents need to be intentional about creating a stronger parent-child bond,” writes Kathi Hunter in her article for CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY. In a culture filled with hectic schedules, overbooked kids, and worn-out parents, often there is little time left for depth of relationship with our children. Hunter says carving out time to spend with our children is a must for shaping our children’s character.

How can we use teachable moments in our daily activities to form our children’s character and teach them about God? Why is spending quality and quantity time essential to passing on our faith to our children? Why is mutual respect and devotion critical to a healthy parent-child relationship? How can we use words to edify our children?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Esther 2:5–11; 4:1–17; John 13:1–17; Ephesians 4:29; 2 Timothy 1:1–4

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Spending time with our children is essential to bonding and forming godly character.
Teaching point two: Mutual respect and devotion are foundational to a healthy parent-child relationship.
Teaching point three: When communicating with our children, our speech should be full of grace.
Teaching point four: Serving one another strengthens our relationship with each other and God.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Additional Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY

    • Connect with Your Kids, by Kathi Hunter (Fall 2003, 5 printed pages)

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