I Believe in Jesus by John F. MacArthur Jr.Discover how to lead your child to Christ.
Its the most important conversation youll ever have with your child, but that doesnt make it easy. The gospel is simple enough for little ones, but has kept theologians debating for years. So when it comes to explaining the Good News to your son or daughter, where do you start?
In I Believe in Jesus, John MacArthur walks children though the gospel of Jesus in a way that is easy to understand, and equips parents, grandparents, teachers, and loved ones to to share the familiar story of Gods love.
By opening the door to conversations that lead to salvation, this picture books has the potential to change lives forever.
Do Our Dreams Mean Anything?
What your daydreams reveal about you
Unlike obviously noticeable behavior issues such as opposition or defiance, daydreaming during class is a more subtle problem. Inattention during daydreaming periods can quickly interfere with the student's ability to learn and retain new information and participate in classroom activities. If you're trying to help your student to stop this behavior, understanding the root causes first allows you to better solve the problem. While daydreaming may seem fairly small when it comes to the scale of possible problems that children have during the school day, it may indicate a real issue. Mind wandering is associated with lower degrees of psychological well-being, including depression and anxiety, according to the article "Using the Daydreaming Frequency Scale to Investigate the Relationships Between Mind-Wandering, Psychological Well-Being, and Present-Moment Awareness" in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. While this isn't true in every case, if you notice that the daydreaming student exhibits other signs of depression or anxiety you'll need to contact the school counselor and parents for further evaluation.
If that comes as a surprise, trust me you aren't alone. Plenty of pleasant weekday mornings have ended in frustration because I found my daughter — who is six years old, by the way — distracted by a toy, a book, or even her collection of hair barrettes rather than actually getting ready for school. If I send her to put on her shoes, she may end up building a fort with her little sister. If I ask her to brush her teeth, I might hear her narrating her own YouTube video using her bathroom mirror as her audience. In fact, it could be quite a good thing.
Or maybe it was only a few moments ago, before you clicked on this article and were idly skimming over the front page of LittleThings. It could also mean that as you get older, you get to actually experience all those cool things you dreamt about as a child. This means that the actual physical way you daydream today is different from the way your brain did it when you were a kid. Your brain has two modes of thinking: analytic and empathetic. The analytic deals with facts and logic, while the empathetic side deals with emotions and intuition. While daydreaming, your brain cycles between these two modes, often without you even realizing it! This oscillation in thought types actually helps people be more creative, and helps them come up with new connections, associations, and ideas.
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Can daydreaming for kids be good for the imagination or is it just an unnecessary distraction? Should you be worried if your child daydreams a lot? Research has shown that daydreaming is in fact a sign of a well-equipped brain and comes with benefits such as creativity, better empathy, learning consolidation, better working memory and lowered blood pressure. Far from being useless, mind wandering allows our brains to process and consolidate recently acquired information for future reference, they may even help motivate us towards achieving our goals. Daydreaming provides a rich mental playground for creative visualisation and future envisioning.
In an effort to write about the strange things children do on my wellness site , I have been watching my kids more carefully -- possibly for the first time all summer. It turns out, they do lots of weird things. They must get it from their father. Staring into space is one of them. When my husband looks through me while I am talking, I find it rude and annoying, but I get it. Sometimes, and you may find this hard to believe, I talk too much.