Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Stronger Basis Than Self Esteem: Competence

Gaining Real Self-Confidence through Competence                 Children will only truly believe in themselves when they have done something competently, something to feel good about. And it is involvement in real things in the real world that leads to such … Continue reading

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Results of Focusing on Self-Esteem

                Damon also observes that the humblest people are often the most secure and that those who are most self-aggrandizing are often quite insecure. Jesus is the greatest example of that strength of humility. Philippians 2:7 says that Jesus “made … Continue reading

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This Message Is Confusing To Children

                James Tobin, like many parents, questions this trend to do everything possible to boost a child’s self-esteem. Speaking of his thirteen-year-old daughter, he notes,                Eager to boost Lizzie’s self-esteem from babyhood on, we hurrahed each tiny step forward … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem Is This Goal A Worthy One?

Seeking the Road to Independence, Security, and Maturity                 Patricia Sprinkle notes, “Children who do too little in childhood may not grow up capable of doing enough as adults.” What have we expected of our children? Too often, it … Continue reading

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Negligence Verses Diligence

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.   Proverbs 10:4 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19 I have no greater joy than this, to … Continue reading

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The Value of Small Moments For Small People

                I heard once that God made time in order to prevent everything from happening all at once. His graciousness extends to human growth as well. Imagine the stress of having to mature in one year, or having to … Continue reading

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Responsibility in the Small Things

Don’t Start Too Early or Too Late First Maxim of Maturity                Responsibility begins in small things, and it should be timed well. By starting too early or too late to expect things from a child we may groom someone … Continue reading

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