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It’s not too late to make these 4 fun Lenten resolutions with your kids

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Edifa - published on 03/03/20

If your children are still struggling with ways to live Lent, try these ideas!

It’s not too late to put some resolutions in place with your kids! Here are four ideas:

  1. If your children are still young, decide together on resolutions for each person in the family:  One might resolve to come as soon as he is called; another might decide to bring her problems to Jesus each day in prayer; perhaps mom needs to be more patient; etc. The more resolutions are clear and simple, the more they’ll be effective. This is an opportunity to briefly examine your conscience together, ask forgiveness (if you failed) and thank God (if you triumphed) before going to bed.
  1. If your children know how to write, they can put their resolutions on paper and place them in the prayer corner, inside a closed envelope. These should be a secret they share with God. At Easter, each of them can retrieve his own envelope.
  1. If you are short of ideas, you can play a resolution game. The rules are simple: write down resolutions on small pieces of paper (watch less T.V., spend less time on Facebook, etc). Put the pieces of paper in a box. Each Sunday night, everyone draws a resolution from the box and tries to stick to it during the following week.
  1. Do your teens seem bored? Here’s a “secret competition” to challenge them with: On Sunday, each family member chooses a resolution for the other, without telling them what it is. Every night, they inform the other whether any progress has been made. They reveal the resolution the following Sunday.

Yolande Bésida


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