familypsych-page58

familypsych-page58 - Be active in church with top-notch...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Denomination Relates to being Catholic or Protestant to God, nothing more. Prayer Vaguely understood, often recited as formulas (”now I lay me”) but sometimes spontaneous – real picture of child’s thinking. At age 6 beginning to realize God doesn’t always give us what is asked for. Death Not seen as permanent = Jesus rising from dead no big deal. What should be done? Tell Bible stories that are least likely to be distorted. Keep it concrete, not abstract. Pray with child – parent be good model of concern for others. Make it short, help child see need for forgiveness (salvation possible, but don’t push it until school aged). Don’t lie to kids – Santa Claus, tooth fairy, etc. May come to doubt ideas about God if you lie. (“Just pretend” affirms fantasy but recognizes it) Avoid stories of violence & witches/goblins – instills fear
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Be active in church with top-notch program for kids Handbook of Preschool Religious Ed. School Aged Ages 6 - 10/11 Concept of God God associated with strength and goodness. Visualizes God in terms of outward appearance (white robe, long beard, etc) God is powerful, unpredictable & doesn’t love everyone. God sees people as all good or all bad (no mixture). He judges by concrete rewards & punishments (death, fire, blood). Eph. 5:1 90% sense God as near (only 55% of teens). God regularly bypasses natural processes to accomplish His will (adults see God using natural process). Prayer Prayer is magical – say it the right way & you’ll get what you want. Immediate answers expected. (As child I prayed for a tree to move, disappointed when it didn’t). Requests central....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online