The first workshop I went to was called "Menu for Raising Children" and the speaker was Deborah Tillman from the Lifetime series called Super Nanny. Her entrance was absolutely amazing. She came in dancing and singing to Brave by Sarah Barallis. She got the whole room to get involved and had ladies singing with her. It was very amazing to be in this workshop.
During the beginning before she started speaking the voice of Larry from Veggie Tales got up and told us about the new series from Netflix they are starting in a few months. He showed us a preview of the Netflix series and then he sang a hair song. It was funny and awesome all at the same time.
And then her workshop began... Here are my notes...
I am a parent. My purpose is to train. I will be what God wants me to be. So that I can do what God has called me to do. Time out for fear, doubt, guilt and shame. After this MOPS conference, I will never be the same. In Jesus' name. AMEN!
The year you were born and the year you die... The dash is what is most important between those 2 dates. It's the stuff in between that matters! God has blessed us with these little moments and these little ones to cherish and enjoy during those years.
The two most important days of your life are the days you were born and the day you find out why.
And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
When you operate in God's vision so many things will open up!
Raising today's children requires purpose. Read these: Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:4
VISION + PURPOSE = MENU
God created us fearfully and wonderfully made.
Start with PARENT:
TRAIN OUR CHILDREN
Fear keeps us from doing all that is needed!
Start with you!
Lay aside every weight:
Don't be afraid to raise your children. You are doing it with God's help.
What do your kids really need?
Love to them is spelled TIME!
You need to change you! There are no perfect parents.
MOVE on = Letting go of your past
Be present in your child's life!
Follow your ABC's (Speak Positives)
A is for Attitudes - how we think (Proverbs 22:7)
- Expect the best
- Aim High
- Give children encouragement
B is for Behaviors - how we act (life and death, Proverbs 18:21)
- Evaluate your words
- Speak life
- Change your tone
C is for Choices - how to live (by faith - Romans 12:1-2)
- Enjoy the journey
- Turn off technology and tune into YOUR children
- Model the behavior you want them to have
Children want attention. Give them the positive attention. Speak life to your children.
Believe God... LET GOD!
As long as you can look up, you can surely GET up!
You are teaching your children by your behavior!