|Drinking her Nesquik|
There are two things we have done to help her pay better attention:
1. Letting her have Nesquik when we get home from church. Some might call this bribery, but she knows if she misbehaves, she will not get the Nesquik. Sunday is the only day of the week that she is able to drink the Nesquik. She was thrilled to get it today.
2. Telling her to raise her hand if she hears a certain word. Today, Drew told her to raise her hand if she heard the word "laugh" and "Abraham". Charis raised her hand so many times. The first few times, I thought, "Oh no. What will people think about her raising her hand?" Then I told myself, "Who cares what people think. She is paying attention to the sermon." We started doing this during family worship and found it helps her pay attention to what is being said. Tonight, she was able to tell us, in a brief sentence, what was said in the sermon.
What do you do to help your children sit through church?