Friday, 18 May 2012

How to Nurture Spirituality in Children

 Irrespective of your religion and background,spirituality defines your values and is a source of inspiration and stability for you.
 Children,Spirituality and Happiness
Spirituality is the way we experience and relate to God.Though religion and spirituality are both different things we all need to remember that all living bodies belong to the spiritual world that is governed by spiritual laws.
Spirituality is important for children because it brings them happiness.A recent study shows that children who are more spiritual(inner belief system) are more happier than those who report a certain level of religiousness.Developing a strong sense of personal worth in children will make them more happier.

Help your Child grow Spiritually
Parents should not limit their child's spirituality to visiting places of worship or just talking about God.
Here are a few practical tips-
  •  Be a supportive spiritual companion to your child by modelling love,kindness,compassion and forgiveness.
  • Help your child understand the spiritual laws and the mysterious movements of the divine forces.
  • Encourage your child to ask questions about his everyday life experiences.
  • Talk to him about his feelings and thoughts.
  • Choose a special place to sit with your child everyday for a few minutes and enjoy the silence and stillness together.
  • Encourage your child to sit with you or silently watch you while praying.
  • Sing a special song or make prayer a part of your child's bedtime routine.
  • Whenever you take your child to your place of worship,explain what is happening and give him time explore more.

Luke 10:21...“I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. 
God indeed has a unique relationship with little children and children too are capable of enjoying the presence of God.Help your children in their spiritual journey and with a little encouragement from you they will surely share the love and presence of God.

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