February 2020 - Toddlers Parent Cue
SAY THIS:
Who does Jesus love?
Jesus loves everyone.
 LUKE 19:1-10
Jesus loves Zacchaeus and wants
to spend time with him, even though
he has done wrong things.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room this month, say, "Good morning! I see my sweet boy/girl. I love you so much, and so does Jesus!"

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive, encourage your child to name someone each time you say, "Jesus loves . . ." Ex: Jesus loves [sibling's name]. Jesus loves [friend's name]. Jesus loves [grandparent]. End by saying together, "Jesus loves everyone!"

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for giving us Jesus to be our friend forever. He is such a good friend! Help us be a good friend to others, just like Jesus is a good friend to us. We love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


Add a tea set or plastic pitcher with plastic cups to bath time. Encourage your child to pour water into the cups as if he/she is pouring drinks at dinner. Talk about how Jesus was Zacchaeus' friend, even though he had made bad choices. Jesus even went to Zacchaeus' house to eat dinner with him.

BASIC TRUTH:

JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.
FROM PARENT CUE:
THE MYTH OF THE PERFECT KID
By Tim Walker

We parents are an emotional, neurotic mess, aren’t we? Sure, some of us are better at hiding it than others, but push the right button or confront the right issue, and every one of us comes to a point when we feel . . . helpless. clueless. lost.

We thought we knew so much. But there comes a point when we’re not quite sure how to navigate as parents. We know we’re not perfect, just ask our kids. So why do we expect our kids to be perfect? 

As a parent, you know you’re not perfect. You’re aware of where you fall short. But the reality is your kids aren’t either. Let them be human. Let them be in process. Guide them. Direct them. Instruct them. But also realize that sometimes they will act their age, and show their humanity . . .

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