How do you introduce God to your kids?

Philippines
February 15, 2007 6:49pm CST
I have a 1.5yo daughter who we always bring to church since she was 1month old. We mention God when she recognizes anything from nature. It's just great to hear her say.... "Mommy, Stars! Wow! God!" How do you do it?
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@latq901 (21)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
My 1.2 year old daughter lifts her hand and claps hand during praise and worship time. She still just cannot talk yet, but when you say hallelujah, she lifts her hand and looks up.
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@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
Wow that's a wonderful story. How I wish my baby can talk already. We also bring our daugther with us everytime we hear mass. We let her get close to the statues inside the church and we let her know that it is Jesus & Mary. We also pray everytime we go to bed. So now if she sees either a statue of Mary & Jesus, and we ask her to pray, she would lift her hands (like she was praising God) and she will start to mumble words. Maybe, as she grows up we will start to explain to her more about God and about our religion.
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@yanple (164)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
we always hear mass every Sunday. i always let him pray every night. he now knows the sign of the cross. and his Lolo always bring him to the nearby chapel in the afternoon. actually, my son is the one who always wants to go to the chapel. then he'll always do the sign of the cross whenever he sees "God". in time, i'll try to explain to him that all good things here on earth are from Him. and hope he'll soon understand.
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@kitakitts (188)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
personally, i don't think its practical to bring my 8mo old baby when hearing mass. she's too young to understand such sacrament and most often either i can't focus on what the priest is saying or she provides unnecesary distraction to others. probably when she asks where things came from then it'll be a perfect time to talk about God. Another chance would be when she's old enough to include a goodnight prayer in her bedtime routine :)
@jrs404 (32)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I always bring my baby to church. When she started talking, we always pray at night. Praying also helped her remember the names of the family. She can recognize Jesus anywhere. Just like on the Feast of Nazarene, it is always featured on tv, she said 'Jesus' and when she saw the candles inside the church, she said 'happy birthday'. hehehe
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• Philippines
16 Feb 07
that's great. since i have a 3 months old baby, we bring her to church since week 2 then we always let her listen to baby praise songs. As she grows old, teach and be a good example to her, teach her the values from the bible. As soon as she can understand, pray with her at night.
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
16 Feb 07
one cannot introduce god one can be his humble servant and show others the way to believing in himm....and teaching his values...kids are so innocent that they believe in god with open hearth
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@shinobi (391)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
That's very wonderful! I was also brought up by my parents with fear in God. I can still remember the time when my mom always bring me to church gatherings and activities when i was small, and that further led me to discover the Church of God International where i found the true teachings based on the Bible.
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@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
Well when I was a little girl my parents would take me to church sometimes and when I was about 5 years old I started attending Sunday school. I remember that I was really interested to learn things but had a difficult time paying attention because the kids in my class weren't very well behaved and the teacher had a very tough time conroling everyone. I remember my favorite part of Sunday School was when we would sing songs before going home, sometimes we'd even put on little concerts for the church.
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@cuttyrish (2662)
• United States
17 Feb 07
buy some bible story books for kid, and tell the story to your daughter.
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@candygurl24 (1884)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I am religious. I prefer to say that I am spiritual. I often pray, but not to God or Jesus, just whatever higher power is willing to listen. My oldest daughter went to Sunday school, and she attends a religous school where they do have religious studies. My younger daughter learns from her for now, but she will also be attending the school this coming September. My children are free to pray to the God that they learn about, as they are their own people and will make their own decisions on that. I have no problems with her believing something different from my own beliefs and would never teach her any different at her age. When she is older if she asks, I will tell her, but for now she enjoys what she is taught. I also buy them religious books to learn from, as I remember how much I used to love my Sunday school classes etc.
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Oh, this is a good discussion. Unfortunately, I would have to say I might be a little remiss in this subject. I do not really like bringing my 17 month old to the church, because, honestly, if I bring him out, I really focus more on him rather than whatever I should be doing and that includes church. My mother is more enthusiastic about teaching her about Buddha (my mom's a Buddhist, I'm a Catholic). I have no issues about that because having grown up in a predominantly Buddhist home (the older women in my family are Buddhists), I know about their teachings. I also know that they also teach about what is right and what is wrong. That is, what I believe, the most important thing that we parents should impart to our children, because, essentially, teaching about God (or any higher being, for that matter) is teaching about goodness and doing the right thing.