2 great books to read and re-read with children of all ages.

What would Jesus Do?

Charles M. Sheldon's classic In His Steps now retold for children

ISBN - 0-945564-05-8

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

ISBN - 978-0060250430

 Two of my favorite books to help Organize and Declutter:

A Kid's Guide to Organizing by Jarrett, Janae, and Jolene Carter

               ISBN 0966989988

House Works by Cynthia Townley Ewer

               ISBN 0756613612

Both of these are older books and may only be available online.

My favorite sites to buy books are:

www.abebooks.com 

www.amazon.com.



A great resource to explore Bible reading plans is-

www.biblegateway.com We are following the 61 day plan, for the new year.

I've had several requests for our reasons for disciplining our children. Here are the five reasons-

1. Willful disobedience

2. Improper attitudes

3. Disrespect

4. Lying

5. Hurting others

 Here are 8 items to consider when disciplining a child-

1. Child must understand why he/she is being disciplined

2. Must be administered A.S.A.P.

3. Must be done in private

4. Parent must have self-control

5. Parent must show love

6. Child should understand what forgiveness means

7. Child should be thankful after the discipline

8. Repeat the situation properly

Two excellent books dealing with discipline:

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Raising Children who Hunger for God

Some good websites for Advent Bible studies:

www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html

http://mountainviewlife.org/ministries/advent2007.html