May 2018 - Toddlers Parent Cue

       MAY

         2018

BIBLE STORY:
GENESIS 37-45
God is with Joseph when
he is taken to Egypt.
SAY THIS:
Who has a plan for you?
God has a plan for you.

 
BASIC TRUTH: God made me.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your child's room this month say, "Good morning, [child's name]! How's my awesome [boy/girl]? I'm so glad God's plan was to give you to me!" Give child a big hug.
 

 DRIVE TIME


Each time you drive, talk about your plan. Say, "The plan today is to go to the [grocery store, park, church, etc.]." Talk about how God has plans for us too, and God's plan is always best.
 

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, help me trust Your plan, even when it's hard. I want [child's name] to be able to learn how to trust You by watching me. I love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."
 

 BATH TIME


Add a cup that's easy to scoop and pour and a plastic bowl to bath time this month. Encourage your child to fill the bowl with water. Tell your child that Joseph filled barns with food so they would have enough food to eat when it stopped growing.
 

From Parent Cue:

THINGS YOU'LL NEVER REGRET AS A PARENT
By Carey Nieuwhof



Yes, it really was a bad idea to give your six-year-old access to the finger paints while you did the laundry.  And maybe it wasn’t all that wise when you had that fight heated conversation in the kitchen when the kids were watching cartoons.

We all have regrets.
But the flip side is also true.

We all have things we’ll never regret doing as a parent. And if you think about doing things you'll never regret, you can actually do them more often.

Here are 5 things I think you’ll never regret as a parent:

1. Taking family vacations
It can be so hard to find both time and money to get away, but it’s been one of the best things we’ve done as a family over the years.

While staycations can be decent, a vacation moves everyone out of their native environment. All of you move into new experiences and new environments together. Even if you don’t have a ton of money, borrow someone’s house for the weekend (we’ve done that), and change up the scenery.  Moments away will become some of your kids’ fondest memories—and yours . . .

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