Are you ever afraid?
Do you ever fear the future?
Do you fear failure?
Do you fear for your children?
There are plenty of things for us to fear. But the Lord tells us in His word:
‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’ Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
Do you know how many times fear is mentioned in the Bible?
Yes, three-hundred and sixty-five times.
Wait, how many days are there in a year?
THAT’S RIGHT! 365!
This is not by coincidence; this is because God is perfect and knew His children would struggle with fear.
Every single day of the year.
Fear is a very real thing and affects everyone. Especially our children.
Teaching our children to be brave and have courage in such a dark and dangerous world can be overwhelming and, a little well, scary.
But fear not friends!
The best way for us to teach our children is through our own experience.
Experience brings personal knowledge.
Through personal knowledge, we have understanding.
With this understanding, we can be empathetic and help our children to understand their feelings.
Teaching our children can feel daunting and intimidating at times, but it isn’t as hard as you might think if we make it fun and relatable.
This week in Character Camp, I am teaching my students all about facing their fears. But how?
By making it fun. Tangible and applicable.
This is one of my favorite things about character development, and specifically Character Camp. Each character trait is presented separately, but many of our character traits assist others in being the best we can be.
Being courageous isn’t just about not feeling scared. It is so much more than that. Children must show courage all the time; when they tell the truth, when they speak up if something is wrong when they show kindness to someone that may not show kindness back; there are many times our children show courage. Courage and bravery have many faces and other parts of our character help with this.
Empathy is needed to have the courage to serve others that may not be “like me.”,
Honesty is needed to have the courage to tell the truth, even though they may get in trouble.
Perseverance is needed to have courage when they are learning something new and fail.
Each facet of their character helps another.
This week Leo the Lion is going to courage camp with my Kids of Character to learn everything he can about courage.
Here is one of the fun ways my students and I have faced our fears this week.
We played the “Build a Monster” Game. You can find my freebie here for this game here
Making these critical lessons fun and easy for our children is essential. I am excited to continue to share a freebie and new character critter and trait each week. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter, so you don’t miss any of my fun seasonal ideas and momma tips and tricks.
I am excited to have you here!
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