Posts with the category “katie-jones”
Why Dads Matter
by Katie Jones on September 28th, 2022
When I asked kids why you love their dad a couple of years ago, the number one answer was because he wrestles with me. The more research I have done, the wrestling part is HUGE in the life of a child. According to Focus on the Family, playing with dad daily and roughhousing helps children develop self-control. Attacking dad on the couch helps kids with problem solving skills. Wrestling dad to the ground also develops self-regulation skills. Sons with good and playful relationships with their fathers handle stress better! Over and over experts advise you to put your phone down and wrestle your kids every day! I know my girls squeal with delight when they see dad ready to play. It helps get the frustration out and ends in giggles.
Having Faith Conversations with Your Kids
by Katie Jones on August 16th, 2022
The key to talking to kids is to make it part of your daily routine. Something they are comfortable with and look forward to. The biggest opportunities are in the car, meals, and bedtime. As you listen, they feel safe to share their inner, hidden lives and what is swirling around in their thoughts, hearts, and minds. Predictable, consistent, conversations lead to deep, holy, conversations.
3 Ways to Help Your Kids Follow Jesus
by Katie Jones on May 11th, 2022
You have heard the quote, “There is a 0.0296% chance your child will become a professional athlete. There is a 100% chance YOUR child will stand before Jesus. What are you teaching your children?” What parts of their lives do you focus on—week to week? Day to day?