March 2020 - Toddlers Parent Cue
SAY THIS:
Who can you follow?
You can follow Jesus.
 THE GOSPELS
Jesus tells 12 men to follow Him,
and they become His disciples.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room, say, "Good morning, sweet boy/girl! Who's ready to follow Jesus and love our friends? (Pause.) I am! I'm going to start by loving YOU!" (Tickle your child when you say, "YOU.")

 DRIVE TIME


Ask your child to pick a toy friend to bring along on the car ride. Tell your child to tell the toy, "Follow me, [toy's name]." Encourage your child to continue telling the toy friend to, "Follow me to the [place where you are going]." Do this everywhere you go. Talk about how we can follow Jesus everywhere we go, too, by loving people the way Jesus loves us.

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, I want the world to know that I follow Jesus. Help me to love people the way Jesus loves me so they will know. More than anything, I want [child's name] to know I follow Jesus so he/she will follow Him one day, too. I love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


Give your child two bath toys. Tell him/her to pick one of them to be the leader. Show him/her how to pull one across the bath water or "walk" along the side of the tub, while making the other follow. Talk about how we can follow Jesus, and the best way is by loving people the way He loves us.

BASIC TRUTH:

JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.
FROM PARENT CUE:
CATCH THEM DOING IT RIGHTS
By Reggie Joiner

As parents, sometimes we are so busy focusing on correcting negative behavior that we forget to acknowledge the things our kids are doing right. But reinforcing the positive behavior we see in our kids is usually a much more effective way to steer them the right direction. And it goes a long way in fighting for their hearts. Here are a few tips:  

Be Specific

It’s easy to say something general to a kid like, “you have a great attitude.” But when a compliment is too general, it doesn't mean as much. Kids want to know you care enough about them to notice specific things they do. So take the time to point out something that is definitive, especially if you hope they will repeat it . . .

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