This chapter was full of ideas and suggestions for “strengthening your kiddo’s mind to learn for God.” As a former certified educator, I loved the “new to me” view on learning. This book has definitely kept me thinking twice about the how and why of educating my kids.
The main chucks of this chapter were all about “mental muscles.” I love the quote, “Whatever the habit may be, though, it is not really the child who forms habits; rather, it is the parents who form habits in the young child” (pg 80).
If I could select just one of the seven “mental muscles” discussed to work on in our home, I think I would build on the mental muscle of habits. By developing some good habits within our kiddos, I feel it would help with other “mental muscle” development. We already have some habits established in our family, but there are areas that need a lot of work. My son struggles, and rightfully so due to his age, with self-control, diligence and at times responsibility. These are specific habits that we need to help him master. So, for me this is definitely an area I want to dig into more, seeking God’s help to better develop them in my sons.
How about you? If you could focus in on one “mental muscle” which one would you build on?
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