Many parents share the same goals for their children, one of them being growing great minds. Parenting can be hard; raising small humans to be fully functional adults can be scary. One thing we can all agree on is that we want our children to succeed. Success comes in a variety of different ways, but the most successful human is one that has developed the fruits of the Holy Spirit. If our children can be kind, moral humans, we know we did our job well as parents.
Developing a successful human is all about encouraging their brain development. As parents, it’s our duty to our children to help them develop great minds. Loop The Fruit was founded on helping children and families grow closer to God through play. The ideals of Loop The Fruit, the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit, embody the values we need to instill in our children to develop great minds.
Parent Role Models
When it comes to nature versus nurture, most psychologists would agree that nurture is incredibly important in a child’s brain development. Attending to a child’s needs and interacting with them through those needs helps to cultivate positive relationships. Children don’t have a frame of reference for all the emotions they feel or challenges they face. It is our job as parents to show them the way.
When we use the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit to guide and parent our children, we are teaching them to deal with issues, emotions, challenges, and negative feelings through positive characteristics that God wants us all to have: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These nine fruits are all attributes of not only a Christian life, but a good human life. Encouraging our children’s brain development starts with us. How we act, they act.
Children are sponges for information; even when they don’t need us, they are watching and absorbing information to see how we react to things in our own life. We must first be our best self prior to developing great minds in our children. We are their role models and they will act like us. They look up to us, trust us, and that is why they come to us when they need help working through difficult situations. If we carry ourselves with God’s nine fruits, our children will learn to do the same.
Encouraging Brain Development
When a child feels secure in their relationship with an adult, they are more likely to feel empowered to learn on their own. Allow children to ask a lot of questions and do your best to give them correct answers or to help them find the answers. Give them plenty of time for play; play allows children to learn how to solve problems, make choices, develop skills, and learn new concepts. Loop The Fruit helps to teach children how to be patient, humble, and generous, as well as count, colors, fruits, and child-friendly scripture.
Helping your child develop a great mind is about so much more than getting into Notre Dame. It’s how they will form and keep relationships, work on a team, express themselves, and act towards life as future adults. Our goal should be to develop great humans that will bring positivity into this world. It will be easy for them to do so if we conduct our own lives with the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit. As their role models, we owe it to them and ourselves to be our best. Loop The Fruit can help bring your family together in positivity.