Learning About Friendship Along With My Daughter

When my almost-teenage daughter was in 3rd grade, God inspired me with an idea for helping my daughter and some of her classmates to learn about friendship. We learned a great deal together at the time.

Well, here I am again. My youngest daughter is in some need of help in this area. She started a new school this past fall, and though she loves it, the social atmosphere is quite different from what she’s used to. Tricky situations have come up, ones I haven’t known how to answer all the time. So I told her last night that we needed to get into the Bible and see how Jesus would deal with these scenarios. That’s when the Holy Spirit led me back to what I once wrote to help my other daughter, Friendship Deedz from A to Z.

The first time through this with her, I learned as much about friendship (maybe even more) as she did. Perhaps you too need to go back to the basics with us. BTW, it is written for parents or teachers to do with boys and girls, ages 6ish to 10ish. Any of you interested? If so, I’ll put the link for a download at the end of this post. But will you do me a favor? Let me know if decide to do these. I may start a “Family Friendship Friday” here on my blog where we could share what we are learning, but I won’t do this unless there is plenty of interest.

Feel free to pass onto your friends. In my opinion, we’d have better relationships with our friends and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ as adults if we’d learned the basics as kids. It’s much more difficult to change our habits when we’re older…so I’m passionate about instilling His Truth in my kids’ lives now. Would love for you to join me.

Friendship Deedz From A to Z by LauraLee Shaw

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10 Responses to Learning About Friendship Along With My Daughter

  1. shona neff says:

    I remember those tricky days/daze. I think they were as hard or harder on me than they were on my boys. I lead mine through the tough times with a godly perspective….so important. Thanks for the reminder.
    shona neff recently posted..Word for Today – Titus 2-7

  2. Joanne Sher says:

    I really should look through this with Annika, I think. Thanks, dear La.

  3. LauraLeeShaw says:

    Thanks for chiming in, Shona. So good for me to hear from those with perspective down the road. Though I have one teenager, I’m not quite “down the road” just yet. What an encouragement!

  4. LauraLeeShaw says:

    Let me know if she has any questions/insights. Praying with you, Jo.

  5. Yvonne says:

    These are good! (and good to read over and over as we forget)
    Isn’t it an odd feeling to read something you wrote years ago, and learn from it – as if it was written by someone else?

  6. This is an answer to prayer. We have a prayer box in our children’s church area and I went to retrieve the requests and there was one, from our own daughter. She is struggling with friendships and it is heartbreaking. I can’t wait to start this with her.

    Bless you and your family!

  7. LauraLeeShaw says:

    Yes, odd indeed! Thanks, Vonnie.

  8. LauraLeeShaw says:

    Oh Julie, that made me cry. These precious children have such a struggle in this area. I hope and pray this helps you all in some way, b ut I will pray for her.

  9. Kristy says:

    Just wanted to encourage you:). I just finished “z” with my child this past week and it was a great little study for both of us. I’m considering using it again during our weekly Bible study with her friends.

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