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Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

Raising your child ‘in the way he should go’ means being aware of: 1)Their interests. John Ruskin said, ‘Tell me what you like, and I’ll tell you what you are’. What do your children like? Numbers? Colours? Activities? The greatest gift you can give them isn’t your riches, ...

Bob Gass

March 15th, 2017

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Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

Parents: Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

As a parent you either accelerate or stifle your child’s giftedness. The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ (v. 6 KJV). That doesn’t mean when you set your kids on the right path they’ll never leave it. No, ...

Bob Gass

March 14th, 2017

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Parents: Know Your Child’s Friends

Parents: Know Your Child’s Friends

One Christian author writes: ‘I once saw a documentary film that featured a packing house where sheep were slaughtered. Huddled in pens were hundreds of nervous animals that seemed to sense danger. A gate was opened leading to a ramp, and through a door to the right. In ...

Bob Gass

March 3rd, 2017

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Treasure (Your) Children

Treasure (Your) Children

We live in a day when kids are more of the things they want, and less of the things they need. What do they need? You! Not tablets, play-make-up, and toys, but your love and your time. Read these unsettling words in a Newsweek column entitled, ‘Dear Dads, Save Your Sons’, by

Bob Gass

September 2nd, 2016

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‘Rules of Life’ for Children

‘Rules of Life’ for Children

When God told Samson’s father Manoah that he would have a son in his old age, he asked, ‘What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?’ He was a wise father. He knew that in order for his son to fulfil his destiny, he must be raised by certain rules. Children feel more ...

Bob Gass

July 30th, 2016

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Raising Children (2)

Raising Children (2)

Yesterday we talked about children who are compliant, compared to those who are defiant. Every parent with two children or more is probably blessed with at least one of each. When one child is a stick of dynamite and the other is an all-star sweetheart, the cooperative, ...

Bob Gass

June 21st, 2016

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Raising Children (1)

Raising Children (1)

There are two kinds of children. The first are compliant ones – those who sleep through the night from the second week of life. They coo at their grandparents, and smile while their nappies are being changed. They are never sick on the way to the grocery store or the ...

Bob Gass

June 20th, 2016

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