Honoring Your Young Child's Spirit
Go beyond child development and religious education and discover chidren's spirituality. Learn to nurture your child's natural gifts, talents and purpose. Examine children's pre-birth connection to God, their spiritually based view of the world, the role of parents and caregivers and how society can be positively impacted when we develop the spirit of the child. More
Children's spirituality is a relatively new field. Child dedvelopment curriculums focus heavily on developmental areas of social, emotional, fine motor, gross motor, speech, language and cognitive skills. Religious education programs focus on the religious philosphies of the particular religion.
Children's spirituality's focus is on the child's experience of God. It goes beyond the mental health curriculums of early childhoos and also goes beyond biblical teachings of religious programs. Instead it focuses on what the child feels, his innate connection to God and the gifts and talents the child was born with to use in the world.
When parents have the broader view of children's spirituality they have the ammunition to understand the world from the child's point of view. We often feel we are to fill the child with our knowledge. While there is great truth to this there is also truth in children sharing their knowledge with us.
Since children have just left God they have a more recent experience with the sacred than we do. If we learn how to listen to the voice of God through our children we will find ourselves becoming more childlike.
Come and enter the world of children's spirituality. This is a book of concepts for you to ponder. Some may be much different from your current beliefs. There are some that you may be unable to accept. Others you may embrace. It is almost guaranteed that something in the book will cause you to question your current beliefs and perhaps expand them a bit. Your open approach to the contents will certainly strengthen your connection with the young children in your life and perhaps expand your understanding of the divine.
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