Why It Is Important To Teach This?
Teaching our children to be able to entertain themselves is important because it teaches them how to be alone. This is an important quality to teach in today’s culture of being constantly “plugged in.” Learning how to be alone exercises the imagination. It’s fun to listen to my four year old as he is playing with his toys. These are some of the building blocks for creativity. Secondly, being alone helps us to process things and learn to think for ourselves. These are some important qualities for developing leadership. Learning how to unplug also gives us time to dream and hear God’s voice. Our greatest example is Jesus, who often stole away to be alone with God. God tells us in Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” We have to know how to spend time alone if we are going to know God more deeply and intimately. Take the time to teach this important lesson to your child. Check back this week as we look at how to do this.
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