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Author: Bill Ford

Sitdown Comedy at the Dinner Table

Conversation at the table is important. To connect as a family and have those few moments of peace from our busy lives promotes health and wellbeing. Families who regularly eat together enjoy many other benefits; such as better healthy habits, better performance in school and greater self-esteem. To spice up your dinnertime and bring smiles and laughter to the family is also an important ingredient. Here are just a few ideas to try at your next meal time for a little more fun and giggles.   Tell a funny story about yourself. Place a deck of cards on the...

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Train Up a Child

As parents, we want our children to be successful. But what is success and how should we define it for our kids? The goal to train up a child should be to have both knowledge and truth to live in their gifts and find their destiny. These questions will help you begin a conversation with your children to help them succeed. Table Topics | Question 1 How would you define success? r Discover This question will have many answers. Let them think about it for a bit. At some point in their lives your children will need to discover...

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Remember your Blessings

Many families look at the current circumstance of their situation and see only the bleakness; they forget to count the many blessings of their life. Teaching our children to first be thankful for what they already have and to see the many blessings around them will allow them to have the right perspective when current circumstances are challenging. Use these questions to help define what a blessing is and then make a list of what your blessings are as a family. Table Topics | Question 1 What is a blessing? r Discover A blessing can be a simple favor, a...

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Smell the Roses

It is important to teach our children how to, “Stop and smell the roses”. In our very fast paced and very busy lives we don’t have or take the time to truly appreciate many blessings of each day. Helping our families and our children learn to take a pause and be thankful for the little gifts in each day will develop a heart of thankfulness. Table Topics | Question 1 What does the phrase “stop and smell the roses” mean? r Discover Help them paint a visual picture of the very act of smelling a rose. What do they...

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A Time to Mourn and a Time to Laugh

Emotions can build up in all of us and knowing it’s okay to share our feelings in a safe place is not only an important release but is also needed for our emotional, mental, and physical health. To mourn and to laugh is part of a healthy lifestyle. The place where our children can learn to share and express their feelings and deep emotions is in the home. Helping your children deal with their emotions will give them security and peace in their hearts. These questions will open the door to help your children express their emotions. Table Topics...

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