If you are a parent; single, married or divorced, you know just how challenging it can be to juggle schedules. Getting your day off to a good and positive start can make the difference between keeping your sanity or losing it!
Recently, I heard two messages reminding me and others how important it is to prioritize our lives. When our life goals and values are prioritized this makes it less ambiguous about what is important everyday.
Including a devotional period in my morning routine is essential to my day and definitely my life. I don’t know about you, but when I have missed that ‘early in the morning time’ with God, I feel and observe the imbalance, the out of alignment in my day.
But…when I intentionally start my day with God and meditate on His word throughout the day, I am able to manage my stress better, resolve my problems better, and surely parent my toddler better!
This brings me to the schedules of children.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, KJV).
Kids are fast learners. They quickly pick up on good and not so good behaviors or habits. One habit that I’m proud to see my daughter do as a daily routine is her devotional time with God without me having to constantly remind her.
Watching and listening to her pray to God about her concerns and the concerns of others just encourages me. And she doesn’t stop at prayer. She is an authentic praise and worshiper too!
As I prepare her to return to school which will change her present schedule, I will do my part to make sure she still includes God in her busy little day. I know this will have a tremendous affect on her temperament at school.
Our kids must be mentally prepared for their days in order to be successful as possible. Helping them to prioritize their day will also help them deal with their stress.
What are other ways that you help ensure your child’s mind is ready for a busy day?