Elemental love

Existing as an uncombined chemical element. That’s Webster’s dictionary definition. Our children displays this in the way they love, wrapped in joy and wonder, so deservingly of our protection and devotion. The enthusiasm we bring although rooted in the pure can get tainted by our hurts, fears and pain we sometimes have or are currently experiencing.

The danger here is when we sometimes take up in defense of this love against others that love the child as well. The circles that encapsulates these children all add to a child having all that they need to grow. If you find ourself denying love from the other parent of the child, grand parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, healthcare providers or anyone who expresses genuine care we should look within. Are we denying the love because of a hurt we feel that was done to us by that person? Essentially withholding access to support that another may be willing to offer.

Care is an aspect of love similar to correction that is essential in the growth of a child. Don’t get me wrong in acknowledging the role of the parent / primary care giver. The input where another agrees in a matter that is beneficial and aligned with the principles that a child needs should not be denied based solely on a bias. Especially in the case of an individual that is expected to care or has consistently demonstrated that they love the child as well.

Let’s take a good look at ourselves and recognize when we are pushing others away and rejecting love in essence to try and repair something broken. I am aware how challenging these matters can be when children are involved but understand some of what makes a child love so pure. I for one cannot begin to measure it or place a value on it to tag it for compensation. In fact no one can. This is a humble opinion that what if love is tied to our purpose, just like flight can be considered the purpose of a bird. Especially in the role of a steward of this special little person over this journey of life. I am taking aback by the gravity of who this little one will become and pray all the paths for them are straight.

Kidstrive to absorb and grow in love in the purest of forms to that charges in the direction of purpose.

Blueprints on how to build a home to completion through, knowledge, understanding amd wisdom.

Attached to the source in order to yield good fruit.

How can we find the one to partner with in building a home on firm foundation? Although it may be important, it is not enough to place your faith on the ability to provide. Despite what society tells us it may be shallow to think all you need is provision when this can be lost in an instant. Building a family that last is based on so much more in pursuit of becoming one with the body of Christ.

Here a few scriptures without added words for you to receive what’s necessary for your home. This series will have 4 scripture at a time, feel free to seek more information by looking up each of them and reading the scripture surrounding each.

“Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/pro.5.18.nlt

“Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.”
‭‭Malachi‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/mal.2.15.nlt

“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.””
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/ecc.12.1.nlt

“May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!””
‭‭Ruth‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/rut.4.15.nlt

Hopefully these words are a blessing to those who are called to build a family, those seeking what to look for in a partner, those who need direction in leading their home to be on firm foundation , and for those who want to give life to their home arms and not use the folly words that plant the seed of division in their home. Speak words of life in your home.

Foundation key.

Kidstrive to be rooted in a tree that is one.

What does it mean to be a child?

Part of a whole

To want the best for all and see no one harmed?

To possess the nature of innocence ?

Is it to live in a world of wonder and curiosity?

To love and be loved because it’s in you, around you and besides you without effort, and through the love that got you here?

Could it be possessing the capacity to learn because your heart is still pliable?

Expected belief of being fed without worry?

Seeking direction clearly stated direction and demonstration of obedience by the ones you love with clear connection to the Source of rules?

Learning how to navigate through play, serving, sharing and others things that are pure all coalescing into a family, Neihbourhood, community, nation and the world.

To know you are protected so that you can walk in the authority given onto you.

Or is it to be sure of your true north, as certain as the magnetic fields pointing to it. All serving as witness along with the atmosphere placing ~14 lbs of pressure enveloping you in security.

Kidstrive to know what it means to be a child.

Working with kids at home. (Tips)

https://pixabay.com/photos/teamwork-farm-workers-co-operation-649498/

Direction – our loving kids. As much as they may not listen to individual request at times, they want to be instructed on what is expected. This can be delivered through instructions but better through demonstration. Easy to understand bullet point directions should be helpful, make sure they can read it back to you and that you’re available for questions.

Plan – starting without a plan for some children is like not planning to start, moreover finish. Schedule their day down to the hour and include breaks. Use Google/Amazon timers, alarms, IOS and Android screen time locks and alerts to manage distractions. This is one of the more critical steps especially when transaction the space where they recline into a plane of productivity. Set your aim for them at 4hrs of productivity.

Acknowledge – pay close attention for the cry for attention. It can be an opportunity for children to consistently give their best because they know you care. Celebrate accomplishments and show that you are pleased with the process at times along the way.

Synchronize – keep the bulk of their schedules synchronized with each other and yours if possible. Teens with their younger siblings for opportunity to support and to allow for group projects and lunch together.

Breaks – Can be scheduled for approximately 2 hour segments. Try to avoid breaks longer that this because it may be hard to develop an effective routine/rhythm. Outside time recommended.

Note: Suggested activities – Math, Science concepts, Reading, Typing, Coding, Art, Building projects and others you believe they could manage.

Websites Suggestions:

https://sso.prodigygame.com/game/start?rid=3e9fca67-b9e1-4dd6-a592-846e961d3b47

https://cheatography.com/explore/search/?q=biology

https://teks.mathgames.com/user/login

https://www.typingclub.com

https://quizizz.com/join

Hopefully, these were helpful to start.

Kidstrive Blog.

Gather

Gather your family and teach them the truth even when it’s uncomfortable. Family devotion and time together to know our Father’s word are critically important. It is essential for the devolpment of our children as well as ours. So hold your family close to introduce, expose, guide, demonstrate Jesus to your family so our children can witness first hand how much we as parents depend on our Heavenly Father.

Is it that the more we avoid the truth, we believe everything else?

Having been a husband and parent for some time now, I know that I am a mere steward for my family and that I surrender it all to Him.

Are you looking for a positive change in your family?

Kidstrive Blog.

Love emerging on its journey to merging to complete.

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  • It’s consistently looking for ways to bring and maintain Joy within his or her home that overflows, spills out and cannot be contained.
  • It’s respecting others not for what they do or don’t do; its doing solely for who they are in a commitment.
  • Enduring all trials and tribulations because of your agreement.
  • Looking upon another and recognizing the love that’s within is pure and worthy to die to protect.
  • Putting asides feelings that do not originate from truth because there is only One. Serving as a Stewart to help guide as the person gets ready to soar in there assigned purpose.
  • Disciplining in love, not by what we feel to be right but sourced from and with Grace and Truth. Holding the values close to your heart to ready it for handing it to another.
  • Speaking words of life, hope and love to all you encounter with the courage to stand up, stop and correct wickedness done to others.
  • Allowing love to reign through every stage of growth and navigation of the desires of the heart.
  • Forming partnership in an ultimate collaborative atmosphere void of envy, bragging and strife.
  • Preparing little ones with the respect and duty to the spirit within, serving as a gentle guide and protector of pure innocence.
  • Giving generously while taking prudent steps that can and will be applied tomorrow.

Kidstrive to know the truth about love and who it rest in.

Mom and Dad; I have questions

How did you put your heads together, better yet your hearts to make me feel loved?

How did you make a home in the midst of all that goes on in the world?

How did you sacrifice so much of yourself to give to others with joy?

Why did you gather us routinely to teach lessons and pour into us?

Why would you work hard to provide for our needs?

Why toil and labor till it hurt to offer opportunity?

Who taught you to give so generously to others?

Who covered you when you felt alone, do you feel alone?

Who is your Source that reassures you that everything will be okay?

When did you come to know Jesus as the way and that he carried you the whole time? Nothing but God!

Thank you to all the Moms and Dads that teach, introduce, give, care and love their children!

Kidstrive to know these things!

Awaiting instruction

Kids can sometimes seem disinterested and not amazed or engaged in getting instruction. It’s more likely they want to be valued for what they do and it to be measured as significant and beneficial. This can be seen when they have something they want to show the people most important to them like a parent, family, teacher or friends.

The interest level of the audience can be crucial when it’s time for a new skill to be demonstrated, so eyes up and dial in!

These moments have significant value and can serve as critical information in identifying passions and gifts. Valuing things they value almost has the ability to serve as equity to cash in when teaching them a complex thing or asking a large task of them.

Getting to know your child and fostering a bond through teaching a new skill can be rewarding for both.

Kidstrive in the right learning environment.

Learning as your child learns by teaching at home away from school?

Take a deep breath, we can do it parents.

One or two of you may have attempted to teach your child at home, probably with mixed experiences. Here a few sites that can aid in their learning.

PhET labs – a good place to start for science and math. https://phet.colorado.edu This may go along well with your existing understanding of a topic where you and your child can seek the answer using a text book, Wikipedia or other resources.

Mathgames https://teks.mathgames.com is a site and app for elementary or middle schoolers to get quick feedback as to whether they have mastered a concept with 10 questions for practice. (education standards supported) Works well with khanacademy. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy/id469863705

Science journal by Google is a great way to explore your environment with your kid using digital devices like Apple or Android products. It uses the tech built into the devices like the accelerometer, compass, collect light measurements from various colors, recoding sound frequency and intensity along with many others. This works well for all ages with some sort of support text to explain and connect the concepts. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/science-journal-by-google/id1251205555

Hopefully these sites and applications are a fun place to start. An effective strategy is to focus on teaching objectives and concepts tied to thier current knowledge and understanding. A general sense of intrigue lead by you may help bring out their sense of wonder. Learning together even at varying levels may have some benefits as well.

Let’s use these and other opportunities to gain insight on what direction to point our kids based on their interest and aptitude.

Kidstrive for growth and opportunities.

Children and families in service to others.

Can we as parents and families demonstrate work in service to others?

Some ways that may help are:

  • Keeping regulars family meetings discussing service and plans to serve.
  • Volunteer routinely in your community or place of worship even if they can only be present for now as little ones.
  • Refrain from speaking ill about others in your home.
  • Discussing challenges as they appear at school.
  • Make every efforts to put situations and responses through the word of God so they know what’s right and expected.
  • Talk to them about things that hurt them to witness and what solutions could possibly make a difference.
  • Demonstrate eye contact, handshakes and how to love friend sand people encountered.
  • Sign up for group volunteering opportunities to participate as a family.
  • When money is received from gifts or earnings, have them put away a portion for charitable work.
  • Practice writing thank you cards or creating things they made with their hands as a way of saying thanks for gifts received.
  • Have them help around the home even if it’s putting the placemats on the dinner table for all.

These are only a few things but these and many others are ways we can demonstrate giving. It appears to be best implemented early and often as a way of life.

I would love to hear your suggestions on what things you and your family have done.

Kidstrive to serve!

Some signs that a child may be struggling academically

  • Avoiding school and all things learning in traditional environments.
  • Outburst during lessons or while taking test.
  • Inability to sit still during sessions.
  • Easily irritated when doing an assignment.
  • Difficulty keeping outside thoughts from intruding into thoughts about an assignment or task.
  • Variations of negative talk like “stupid” and others while performing task.
  • “Spacing out” or extreme day dreaming.
  • Self soothing repeated behavior.
  • Storytelling or rambling about non relevant topics.
  • Lethargy with academic tasks.

These and several other signs can appear when a child is having difficulty at school or with learning material. They are not definitive but in conjunction with other known challenges can serve as a means to helping the child progress.

Kidstrive to learn new things in accessible ways.

What if your kid said their tummy hurts?

When is there a real problem? When a child says again and again they have a headache, stomach cramps, or simply panicking uncontrollably.

Some of these can start from the avoidance of thing or activity. Can a child experience trauma if forced to do something they are verbally expressing disdain? The answer is somewhere along the lines that it depends. Stress can be an emotional response from simple dislike to something rooted in fear. Our interaction with the things we encounter is securely tied to our response to it.

We have to seek help and be on the look out for stress moving to greater physical responses.

Guard their senses from the wickedness in the world until they are mature enough. Sometimes what our eyes see and hear can amplify the effect of a thing based on how we imagine it. Preparing them is rooted in One Source.

Kidstrive for guidance.