This core curriculum lays the groundwork for your parenting, no matter where you are in the process. This programme, previously known as Growing Kids God’s Way, is designed to take parents through the process of building a loving family unit by raising morally responsible children. The Middle Years program has been amalgamated into this course to form a 20 sessions course, divided into four modules.
Course Delivery: This updated GKGW takes you and your child through from Pre-school to Primary school (3 to 12 years old). Participants attend class once a week with other couples. Participants are expected to pre-read and prepare for each week’s lesson. During class the focus will be on case studies and group discussions. The learning methodology is Socratic. Each couple receives their course manuals and homework to complete.
MODULE 2 Character Development
Session 1: Respect for Authority and Parents
A very practical lesson that covers such matters as honouring parents, respect for those who have authority, such as police, teachers etc.
Session 2: Respect for Age
Training children to honour and respect age is training them to honour God.
Whatever happened to Mr & Mrs? Teaching your children the “interrupt rule”.
Session 3: Respect for Peers, Property, and Nature
How to teach children to respect the dominion of others. The emphasis is not on the object but on showing respect for the person who owns the object.
Session 4: Principles of Obedience
When you give your child a command, do they respond with “yes Mum or yes Dad”? First time obedience is achievable. What is it like in your family?
• What is Obedience? And why we need it.
• Objective vs Subjective Obedience
• Instructional Tools Chest–7 Tools
• Principles if Instructions
• 13 Common Errors in Obedience Training
Session 5: Discipline with Encouragement
Encouragement is a very important part of discipline. You will learn the difference between a reward and a bribe.
• Discipline is NOT about canning.
• Discipline Starts from Instruction
• Discipline Flow Chart
• Skills, Talents & Giftedness
• Verbal Praise
• Goal Incentive, Rewards & Bribes
• Behaviour Corrections
• Pre-Activity Encouragement
• Post-Activity Encouragement
• Case Study–Ethics of Reciprocity, Moral Relativism, Concept of ‘Power Borrowed from Position of Authority’
Pre-requisite for this Course: Must have completed Growing Kids God’s Way Module 1