One thing that is so important for me as a parent is attitude.
I try to be very focused on my attitude. As a mom who has struggled with depression in the past, I have learned the value of a positive attitude.
The mind is such a powerful thing.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
I have struggled for a long time with taking every thought captive.
And in my home, I have learned it starts with me.
Today renew with me our goal of taking every thought captive.
In our spiritual journey, in our marriages, in our parenting, and especially, in our homeschool!!!
Once I have taken the time to focus my attitude and ground myself by taking every thought captive, then I can think about the attitudes of my children.
Nothing bugs me more as a parent than a poor attitude.
And I have found that nothing can ruin a homeschool day than a bad attitude.
I decided to take it one step further. I wrote down each attitude and found a verse that corresponds.
This has been so helpful as a mom and a homeschooling family.
Ready to get started?
This seems to be an attitude that is lost with the current generation.
I am on my knees praying that my children will not only be responsible but responsible for their actions as well.
Romans 14:10, 12
“For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
Wow, this one is a great reminder for me as well!
Having a content heart is such a blessing.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
I have found there is no better way to have a content heart than being thankful for what we have.
Comparison steals joy, while a thankful heart finds contentment.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Having self-control is a life skill that will help our children in all facets of their life.
I pray this verse over my children daily.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
#5: Concern for Others
It can be so easy as a child to only be concerned about oneself.
Opening their world to helping friends, neighbors, and even global mission can empower them to think broader.
John 13: 34-35
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
#6: Be Community Minded
I pray that my children will also be open-minded to their community and church community.
We are not meant to live out our faith alone.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”
As a reminder to keep these Biblical attitudes in my prayers and hopefully, in the hearts of my children, I have created this printable for you.