THIS MONTH'S TOPIC -
CREATING AN EMPATHETIC CHILD
"Empathy is taking on someone else’s perspective. Jesus, Himself, is the perfect example of this. 2 Corinthians tells us He who knew no sin became sin for us. We all want to help our children be more like Jesus and teaching our children to see things from another person’s view is a tall order. We all tend to think of our own needs first, and I’m sure you’ve witnessed this great phenomenon with your kids.
How do we help our children to see others for who they really are, unique individuals created by God for His purpose? How do we help them be compassionate individuals, ones who connect with human suffering with care and understanding in a way that brings comfort? The video this month will give you a good glimpse into helping our children develop empathy and compassion."
Also, scroll below to find additional age specific help for your child in the coming year. We encourage you to try some of the ideas shared in the videos and attached resources to help you intentionally shape your child in God's ways.
Each Rite of Passage provides two videos for you as a parent to watch. The first video is the "why" video. It explains why you should walk through the Rite of Passage. The other video is the "how to" video providing you with a step-by-step guide in how to set up these Rites of Passage. Here's a description of the associated documents:
- The Kickstarter is the biblical background for each Rite of Passage
- The Parent Guide is an extension of the "how to" video
- The Developmental Guide helps you know what's going on physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually with your child