Farm Values | Devotions with Dad

Farm (3 of 3): The Sleuth

For dad only: The Heart of Potential

Do you talk to your children’s hearts or their heads? Dads ask, how do I get my kids to mind? Head-talk creates guilt or resentment. Heart-talk motivates children to behave without your commanding them.

Talk to the hand

When you find yourself talking to the hand, “Don’t touch that”—“Put that down”—“Get your hands off your sister,” it is because you are just talking to their heads. Head-talk informs. It gives information. Head-talking dads make rules and demand performance.

You can still hear the voice of head-talking people from your life: a teacher, grandma, … → Read More: Farm (3 of 3): The Sleuth

Farm (2 of 3)

For dad only: Cultivate Your Children

You may regret is sending your child off to college to learn how to make money. For one thing, college is a dangerous moral climate, but that is not what I am speaking of in this family devotional on developing character in children. The very idea of living to make money is so shallow it should make you shudder.

Live for more than money

If your son goes off to college thinking he will be happy once he has a career and good income, you are setting him up for disappointment. I talked with … → Read More: Farm (2 of 3)

Farm (1 of 3)

Rusty gets scared to death at the farm. He learns valuable lessons on how to use money. He joins Grandpa and Dad in trying to figure out a mystery. … → Read More: Farm (1 of 3)