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February 2018 - Week 4 Elementary Parent Cue

  FEBRUARY

           2018

WEEK FOUR:

MATTHEW 5:43-48
Love Your Enemies

SAY THIS:

Be kind to people who aren't kind to you.

DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: What is the most valuable thing you own? How do you treat it?
Q & A for parents: What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?

 

REMEMBER THIS:

"Do to others as you want them to do to you.”
Luke 6:31, NIrV

LIFE APP:  
KINDNESS – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them
From Parent Cue:
RULES OR RELATIONSHIP:
A SIMPLE MAXIM FOR PARENTS

By Carey Nieuwhof

 

My guess is that in your house—like my house—there’s a constant tension between rules and relationships. Your nine-year-old is supposed to help wash the car, but instead decides that riding his bike is a far more important to the functioning of the universe than cleaning your dirty minivan. How do you respond?

On the one hand, you need . . . rules—boundaries, guidelines, and limits that make life work and shape character. On the other hand, you need . . . relationships—love for each other, respect, and even some basic kindness.

But rules and relationships always seem to be in tension with each other, don’t they? Clamp down too hard on the rules, and the relationship suffers. Or work hard on relationship and the temptation is to slack off on the rules.

Here’s a maxim that I think can help those of us who struggle with this tension:

Never ruin a relationship over a rule.

Never ruin a rule over a relationship  . . .

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