Kids Love Heroes


Isn’t it interesting how kids are drawn to heroes? We think kids love heroes for a good reason. Heroes are characterized by four things: they do what’s right, deal with wrongs, are honest, and they care about others. Kids love heroes because God has placed a conscience inside each child that prompts them in the same four ways: to do what’s right, deal with wrongs, be honest, and care about others.

We believe that kids are heroes in training right now in your family. God uses ordinary people to accomplish his will and it starts in the small things of life.

We read in the Bible about David. David was a hero when he fought Goliath. But his hero training started much earlier. David was a hero in the small stuff. He took care of sheep and learned responsibility. He fought off a bear and a lion and learned courage. He worked hard to practice his harp so that he could get a job working in the palace.

Right now, your child can be a hero in the small things at home. Heroes practice in daily life by taking initiative. You might try this. Ask your child to see something around the house that needs to be “fixed” or made right. It might be that dishes are left in the living room, a sad baby needs to be cheered up, or the laundry needs to be folded. Once your child identifies something, then tell the child that this is the first sign of a hero. Heroes can see problems. The second sign of a hero is doing something about it. Challenge your child to take action to solve the problem and then praise the growing hero qualities. Heroes can see what needs to be done and then take initiative to solve the problem.

This parenting tip comes from the children’s program curriculum Hero Training Camp 
by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN. It’s the conscience development course for kids. The parent’s component to this curriculum is called Everyday Parents Can Raise Extraordinary Kids. You can want to consider that series on CD or MP3. Make this summer a growing experience for everyone in the family.

What are you doing to encourage hero qualities in your children?
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2 comments:

  1. As Christians we must always strive to live in truth. The Truth about Heroes! at least the ones found in today's movies is that they lie. I thought your comment about heroes being honest was idealistic, but not pragmatic. If you watch the dialogue in Superman, Spiderman or any other superhero, they all lie. We can't be blind to this fact just because of the guise they use to portray the character.

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  2. Movie writers today do an interesting thing to the heroes in the story. They often give them a crisis of conscience, playing one area of the conscience against the other. Caring for someone means I have to do something wrong or doing the right thing puts him in a position where dishonesty seems like the way out. Those dilemmas work because they create conflict in the mind of the viewers who are wondering if the person will pull out of the situation with their integrity. Will he still be a hero after all this is over? What great opportunities to talk to our children, who face conscience challenges on a regular basis themselves. Will our children be able to maintain their integrity in the face of adversity? --Scott Turansky

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