Entries in self-discipline (2)

Friday
Oct312014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity?

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan highlighting the following learning objectives: “Understand that being responsible for something shows maturity and generates trust.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-2a

Discuss the meaning of “maturity.” One dictionary lists it as the full development of someone or something. Children, therefore, are on the path to becoming fully developed adults.

Talk about how the goal with any kind of instruction that you give is to help your children grow into mature people capable of making their own wise and responsible decisions for themselves. Ask the children if they can list some actions of a mature individual, whether child or adult.

For example, a mature individual…

  • Ÿ  takes responsibility for his mistakes
  • Ÿ   doesn’t need someone to remind him to brush his teeth or perform some other basic means of personal care
  • Ÿ   is able to control his emotions
  • Ÿ   makes wise choices, thinking about what would benefit him most in the future, versus only what might be nice in the present

ReadAre Daily Decisions Really that Important?” Discuss how the choices one makes daily either accelerate or hinder growing in maturity.

The following articles provide tips for developing more maturity:

Print out, color and cut out “Crazily Cool Card Set: Training for Excellence.” Have your child choose one verse from this set to memorize today.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-2a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity? (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity? (Spanish)

Friday
May302014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Temperance / Self-Discipline.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #12: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control.” Do the action point on page 5.

Talk about what self-control looks like and different situations where it might be needed.

Tell the children of a time in your life where exercising self-control helped you achieve a worthy goal. Discuss what things you did or didn’t do that helped you reach your goal.

Ask the children if they can think of a Bible story where a character lacked self-control (e.g., Saul in his anger toward David, see 1 Samuel 18; Ananias and Sapphira, see Acts 5; etc.).

Next ask the children if they can think of a Bible character who displayed self-control (e. g., Jesus confronting Satan in the desert, see Matthew 4:1–11.).

Ask the children if they can think of a time where self-control helped them achieve a desired end result. Next, ask the children if they can think of a time where a lack of self-control caused a less than desirable result.

Ask the children if there’s any area in their life that they would like to exercise control over. Brainstorm ideas that will help in exercising self-control in that area.

Discuss how exercising self-control can also be applied to exercising control over one’s emotions. For example, when someone is bothering you, it’s natural to feel bugged and get upset. Discuss how there are many different areas in our lives where it is important that we learn how to exercise self-control. Reread page 4 of the above article.

Memorize Psalm 119:11 from page 5. Ask them for examples of things they’ve learned recently from their Word studies that help them in controlling their emotions, words, actions, etc.

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control (Portuguese)