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Parent Cue Weekly :: 2/16/15

Parent Cue Weekly

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

Bible Story: Don’t You Forget About Me (the least of these) • Matthew 25:35-40

Bottom Line: Be kind to people who are overlooked.

Memory Verse: “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.

Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

RULES OR RELATIONSHIP? A SIMPLE MAXIM FOR PARENTS

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?

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Valentines day is over 🙁
Now that it is over, how can you show kindness to someone? We talked about showing kindness to those who may be overlooked in our daily lives. People who might not get the best of kindness in their daily routine. Talk with you kids about identifying who those people might be and encourage them to show kindness on a daily bases.