Encourage My Tween Child’s Heart
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Often in parenting, we work hard on organizing schedules and focusing on the daily and weekly tasks.
We put effort into planning our days to keep ourselves accountable to all that is going on around us and well, at least somewhat sane!
While these are all fantastic and needed things, there is actually something even more important…
ahh yes, our little people’s hearts 🙂
Those little people that have teachable, moldable hearts that are still in our care. I don’t know about you, but I have had plenty of times where I started off the week with great heartfelt intentions. I was going to be diligent in both building character and parenting my children’s hearts. But I had no plan.
And then Tuesday came… um yeah.
Well, I am here to help!
If you’re not aware, we love tweens around here. We are in the thick of it with a pocket full of pre-teens ourselves! That naturally brings up lots of tween talk. The good and the hard.
I have taken our biggest areas of tween parenting struggle and put together an Encourage My Tween Child’s Heart: Character Building Printables Pack to help us all win their hearts each week!
We can take our good intentions of encouraging their hearts and pair them with a little planning for the week to guide us along!
And the beauty is that it won’t take much time out of your already busy schedules (although I know you’re saying it would be worth it if it did anyway -it’s their hearts after all 🙂
Encourage My Tween Child’s Heart: Character Building Printable Pack
Here’s How to Connect With Your Child, Build Character and Parent Their Heart!
Here’s what you’ll get:
HEART CHECKLIST & PLANNER:
Here is where you will take a few minutes to be intentional in what you are going to work on this week.
You will write down the following:
- Question to Ask (included) Also sign up for our Tween Talk Tuesday Emails and receive questions and encouragement weekly in your inbox!
- Note of Encouragement (notes and ideas included)
- One Way to Speak Their Love Language – not sure what it is? Do the quiz together here and get ideas on how to show it to them here.
- Special Time Spent – here are some ideas to get you started reading character building books together is always a great option! (No it doesn’t have to be elaborate!),
- A Verse to Pray for them (get a printable prayer calendar for girls and boys in our Biblical resources FREEBIES Hub here.
- Note Any Specific Heart Challenges to Pray For – including sibling battles and don’t forget to write down the emotional concerns as well!
Then you can plan out on the lines on the left, what days you are going to show them the actions, what day/s you will pray the verse for them, and what day/days you will pray for the heart challenges they are going thru.
Also, you can note which day they will do the pick from the Ways to Serve Printable too!
The Heart Planner is your hub for taking intentional steps each day that will have an eternal impact on winning your child’s heart!
BIBLE VERSES FOR DISCIPLINE:
This printable includes a verse each for 7 of the “top Tween disobedience complaints” that these tween parents are saying they are frustrated with. Not familiar with using scripture to discipline? There is also a great post and resource on disciplining with scriptures here.
AFFIRMATIONS TO SHARE:
This printable has 21 ideas of affirmations of the heart that you can use to encourage your tween. You can certainly tell them or write it in a bedtime note – my favorite!
QUESTIONS TO ASK:
There are 22 questions included in this printable to ask your child and get the conversation flowing. Pick one to write down on the planner each week.
Grouped by the age of the Tween child, this printable has age-appropriate chore ideas that ours have done. It can help to give you the confidence to have them try something new or to change up your current routine – Note to self we need to do that! Not sure if shores go along with parenting the heart? We believe so! They learn so many things when they do regular chores and look for other ways to serve.
Not sure if chores go along with parenting the heart? We believe so! They learn so many things when they do regular chores and look for other ways to serve.
IDEAS TO SERVE:
Ideas big to small are included in this printable. 24 in all. They can pick something each week to focus on and you can track it on your planner checklist!
This is a format that our tweens have found useful and use regularly. It covers things they are thankful for, answered prayers, and current prayers or prayer requests.
PRINTABLE WALL ART:
This pretty printable wall art has Proverbs 22:6 on it as a reminder and encouragement for the parents why you are doing what you are 🙂
LUNCHBOX/LOVE NOTES FOR GIRLS:
Perfect for bedtime, lunchbox, or on the mirror these verses are a reminder of God’s love for your daughter. Disclaimer: just the notes are available in our FREEBIES Hub if you want to join :)
LUNCHBOX/LOVE NOTES FOR BOYS:
Perfect for bedtime, lunchbox, or backpack these verses are a reminder of God’s love for your son. Disclaimer: just the notes are available in our FREEBIES Hub also if you want to join 🙂
FAVORITE RESOURCES ON TOUGH TOPICS:
This printable includes a few of my favorite resources and some on tough topics like biblical sexuality and pure hearts. We also have three amazing posts on this here, here, and here as well as two FREE ebooks on parenting tweens to help guide you in your parenting journey!
It’s time to start encouraging your tween child’s heart today!
It’s all laid out for you, ready for you to download and start today! You can purchase it for just $14.95!
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What do you say? Are you joining me in this? Leave a comment and let me know – I would love to pray for you in it!!
Ana Willis at TheyCallMeBlessed.org says
This looks like an amazing resource to keep us focused on ministering to our tween hearts. 😀
Thanks so much Ana! Yes, I’m really excited about how it will help the parents be intentional thru each week!