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 1 Foundations (Compulsory)
Session 1: How to Raise a Moral Child
Participants learn why we need to give our children a moral or practical reason why when we give them a directive.
Session 2: Right Beginnings
The importance of the husband-wife relationship is emphasised, as children need a secure atmosphere to grow up in. If you are a single parent, Gary & Anne Marie deal sensitively with the special issues that confront you.
Session 3: Touchpoints of Love
‘The Five Love Languages’ by Dr Gary Chapman are the key to this session. Do you know how to say, “I Love You” to your spouse and your children in their love language?
Session 4: The Father’s Mandate
Fathers are shown what their God given role is in the family. Eight non negotiable imperatives for the father are identified.
Session 5: Your Child’s Conscience
How much do you understand about the conscience and how it works? Class members do a test to determine the state of their own conscience.