Kids are little sponges. My oldest son is almost 2 and currently tries to repeat a lot of what he hears. We’ll be eating dinner and I’ll hear him randomly repeating different words he’s hearing spoken. Kids are constantly picking things up from us. Good and bad. Kids can tell if something doesn’t add up, even at a very young age. Pound for pound, no one spends as much time with kids as their parents do, so naturally the first thing I’d like to point out about this quote is that it’s true, a parental example is so impacting. How does this relate to kidmin?
Some new parents would love to learn more about how to be a better Christian parent. As a Children’s Pastor or kidmin director, that’s definitely an area to think about. How can we help parents too? Not all will want the help, but for those that do, it can change a whole family. For the kids where we have no connection their parents, it goes to show how critical it is for us to really be on our game and live consistent and right because these kids see us so little of their week compared to all the other influences, so we have to really make our hour or two really count with them every week. That sounds like so little though? Such little spiritual food to sustain a kid the whole week? That’s like trying to feed 5000 with a few loaves and fishes . . . let’s keep doing our part and trust the Master with the rest.
Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models. –Lee Haney