Parent Cue: Christmas Break

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Parent Cue - Asbury RESET Student Ministry -  Christmas Break

WEEK 1


LUKE 2:6-7

You can celebrate, even
when things don’t feel great.

WEEK 2


 LUKE 2:8-14

God loves who you
are, as you are.

TALK ABOUT THIS:

WEEK 1:


Start a conversation with your kid by asking, “Have you ever had to celebrate when you didn’t feel like celebrating? Like after a game when your team won, but you personally didn’t play well? Or maybe you were upset with a friend and still had to go to their birthday party.” Follow up by asking, “What good things can come out of choosing to celebrate, even when things aren’t great?”

WEEK 2:


If kids are going to believe God loves who they are, as they are, they need to experience that kind of love in this world. “Are my clothes cool enough? Do I do cool enough things? Do I hangout with cool enough people? This “cool enough” translates into “Am I enough?” Encourage your kid by saying, “I love who you are. You are enough. And if you ever feel like you’re not enough, I’m here to listen.”

REMEMBER THIS:

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on
earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:14 NIV

DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Text your teenager the “Top 10 Reasons Why I’m Glad God Gave You To Me,” and end it with, “I love who you are!”

MEAL TIME


During a meal this week, ask each family member to go around the table and tell every person one thing that they love about who they are.

THEIR TIME


Say to your teen: “Hey, pick a place to eat and let’s go grab dinner.” When they want to know why or what’s the occasion, say, “Honestly, I just like being with you, and I thought it would be fun just the two of us.”

BED TIME


Ask your teen to name the greatest and not-so-greatest thing that has happened to them this week. Listen and then tell them, “I want us to choose to celebrate both—the great and not so great—even if we don’t feel like it. I believe God will use them both.” Then give your teen a high five, fist bump, or a hug—whichever method of celebrating they prefer.


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