Theme for October: Identity
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”

1 John 3:1a

Mom’s Musing:
Today is Halloween. A day when lots of kids dress up to be someone they are not. Many children identify themselves by saying: “I’m smart, I’m dumb; I’m fat, I’m skinny; I’m tall, I’m short; I’m straight, I’m gay.” Yet we are not to be identified by  intelligence,outward characteristics, or behavior. Our identity is rooted in being a child of God. Because we are God’s child we have great worth. Never forget he knew us before we were born and he knows us down to the very number of hairs on our head.
If your child or even teen is struggling with self worth issues remind him he is precious in God’s sight, created for a special purpose. Max Lucado has a terrific children’s book title, I’m Special. Read it to your child if he is possesses a low  view of himself.
Parenting Tip:
Encourage your child to see value and worth in himself  because God created him and loves him.

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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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