Welcome to series #2 – Problem Solving
As parents, it is our job to teach our children to be responsible.
Let’s face it, our goal is to give them the skills they are going to need to succeed on their own.
One of the most valuable skills we can teach them is problem solving.
They are going to be faced with challenging situations in all aspects of their lives, whether it be at work or at home. They need the necessary skills to make the right decisions.
We should be giving our kids choices and allowing them to make the decisions for themselves. By doing this, we are building their confidence and growing their self esteem.
We should teach them that before they make their decision, they should check all of the facts and weigh the consequences.
They need to know that is ok to ask for advise or entertain new ideas.
What does the Bible say about problem solving?
Proverbs gives us some guidelines to solving problems:
Proverbs 3:5 says to trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
And it says in Proverbs 18:13 that he who answers before listening– that is his folly and his shame.
Proverbs 18:15 tells us that the heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
In conclusion, the number one thing we should teach our kids about problem solving is to seek guidance with the Lord.
James 1:5 says that if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Our kids need to know that God is waiting to help us with our problems and concerns.
Why should they lose sleep over such things when they can lift it up to God, who never sleeps!
If you did not read why I decided to start this series, you can find it here.
Series 1 Child of God