Parenting to Impress
Encouragement to Impress | Deuteronomy 6:7
06/13/2012 by Heidi
Do I Really Have to Get Up Early to Have a Quiet Time?
Dana Bollwerk says
06/13/2012 at 4:28 pm
Wow, this is good Heidi. I love to sleep way too much and because my son is a great sleeper (he usually doesn't wake up until around 8:30) then I use it as an excuse to get that extra sleep. But you are right, I used to get up early for my quiet times and I notice that it was making a difference in my life. But this confirms that I really do need to get back in that practice. Thanks for "stepping out on a limb." Right there with you know. 🙂
07/12/2012 at 12:28 pm
Thankful that you are blessed!
07/10/2012 at 7:30 pm
Thanks for this post. I really needed it.
07/12/2012 at 12:29 pm
Shelly Johnson says
12/06/2012 at 11:37 am
How did you go about training your children to stay in their room til you come get them? I have a almost 3yr old boy and he generally comes into our bed when my husband leaves for work (between 4 and 5 am) and will snuggle with me until we roll out of bed. If I set an alarm to get up early, he will get up with me, and since he will normally sleep until 8am, it really isn't necessary to get up at 4am with my husband. I would love suggestions for making this work, I know I need to move my quiet time to the morning (instead of naptime or at bedtime). Thank you!
12/06/2012 at 12:10 pm
Shelly – This is a good question. Since there can be several parts to it, I will answer your question in full through a blog post next week. But the short of it, you train him just like you train him for any other issue. Explain what is going to happen (change) and then whenever he doesn't follow the new way, you guide him back to obedience. The simpliest way is to immediately return him to his room. Secondly, give him a clock or light that he can know when it is okay to get up. (The clock has a certain number, the light is on/off.) I am sure that this is as clear as mud but I will go into more details next week. Let me know if you have additional questions and I will add it to the post.– Heidi