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kirstin and jena r
5 and 1/2 yr old girl


please pray for my 5 yr old daughter Jena and myself. We have been having a lot of problems lately with discipline and behavioral problems.

Jena is a wonderful little girl, But ever since school started in aug we have had nothing but problems with each other. I find myself yelling everyday and the consequences given to her don't seem to change the situation. I have prayed to GOD every night and I come to you all asking for your prayers that GOD will give me wisdom and patience to parent effectively and prayers for Jena so that we can make our home life a little easier and a more happy, pleasant place. Thanks.
 
kirstin4 -12/16/2001
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ashleylouise1
1/6/2002 07:46

dear father in heaven, i just pray for the situation with jena and her daughter. you know what the situation is. i also pray that they will be able to get along with each other, before the daughter started school. please help jena find the cause of why her daughter is acting the way she is. i also pray for peace and the knowledge of understanding in there daily walk with you. in Jesus' precious name, amen.


MarieLiseBassey
1/6/2002 08:14

Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants, and all abide by His bidding! - The Bab


Irmgard59
1/6/2002 09:06

Please do not be to hard on yourself or your little Girl, I have raised 5 Children , my oldest 40 my yougest 21, do not force your will on her, love her explaine to her about life, God and the world, do not be afraid to give in. Children are like wild Horses, try to break them and they will fight you, treat them gently, like the Horse whisperer does with Horses and they come around. Never force your opinion and values on anyone just love them and explain your views in a very gentel and loving way.


k59
1/6/2002 10:33

Dear God
I pray that you give peace and wisdom to the mother in need. Help her to be an effective parent and let little child know that mom loves her and knows what is right. This I pray. Amen.


chloe7
1/6/2002 12:56

God, Please give Kirstin more patience and wisdom to be a better parent as she obviously is one to begin with, Times are hard now being a parent or a kid and in the years ahead it will get tougher for them both. Give her the strength to pursue making her child a better person. Makae mon know that she is loved by her child and You.


anatsor
1/6/2002 13:13

Dear Lord, I pray that you will bless Kirsten and Jena. I pray that you shine your bright and loving light on both of them and fill them with love, patience, understanding, strength, healing and happiness and that Kirsten's faith in you Lord becomes stronger and she passes it on to her daughter, Jena. I pray.


mamapumpkin
1/6/2002 13:50

Dear Lord, Help me rember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I together can't handle. may the love of God be with you both


robin11
1/6/2002 15:12

Dear God, please help all parents do the right thing, especially those who are struggling from day to day, please bless them in your special way. We pray for Jena and her mother that they may find the best in each other and learn to enjoy each others company each and every day, this we pray today. Jesus loves the both of you. I will pray. Amen.


passionatelady
1/6/2002 16:59

Dear Heavenly Father, I do pray for the mother and her 5 year old daughter. That you give the wisdom, patience, love, and understanding, affectious attention. I do pray that they will one day with your love and patience and guidance and wisdom they will one day become a family because of you Lord. Only you know what is going on with that family I do pray alot for them. I know everything will be alright just have faith and love and strength always. In Jesus Christ name I pray Amen


antiquegoddess
1/6/2002 17:03

Dear Kirsten,
I too am a mother of a 5 year old and can relate to you and your situation. It is a complex job we have. I have never written in to one of these prayers before but felt the need to share with you some things that have helped me recently with the same struggle and I believe writing them down might help reaffirm things for me too.

Here are a couple of things I have stuck to my computer to reaffirm daily:

1) Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up others according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

I yanked this one out of a Christian magazine and have made it my favorite verse to live by. So often we seem to have the right idea, advice, or opinion but end up not being helpful because of how we deliver it.

Underneath this verse was written: Its helpful to ask yourself, Would I speak to my best friend or minister the same way I am speaking to my child? You can be a firm parent and still speak with respect.

2) This is also out of Charisma magazine and I'm sorry I cannot give credit to who because I didn't save all of it.

"Strengthen your relationship with Him so that your child sees a healthy model of love and commitment to a heavenly Father. Trust God to do as He promised- restore that which was stolen.
Children don't have to repeat negative family patterns if you identify them early and begin to make changes. Here is a simple way to pray: "Lord I break dysfunction (mention the specific difficulty) over my child now. The enemy is under my feet, and I'm telling him to take his hands off my child. Lead this child into the knowledge of Your love. Help him or her experience it in such a way that there will never be doubt about the power of love. Help me to be obedient in my covenant with You that I may be blessed. Let the intimate relationship I have with You as my Savior be the one that impresses and molds my child."

Continued



antiquegoddess
1/6/2002 17:05

Continuation:

The following are my from my own personal list of things to reflect on to help the time with children go smoother:

1) I try to pray daily and ask for patience and wisdom to be an effective parent. I'm also seeking guidance toward being a wise steward of my time in order to not be drained physically and emotionally. When I'm stressed and tired from other things I tend to overreact and yell at the kids or husband more easily.

2) I'm making an effort to keep a little journal or at least reflect daily at night (after the little angels are sleeping so sweetly) on what has gone smoothly and helped me be a more effective parent that day.

3) When I feel myself getting ready to start yelling at the kids I start chanting peace or calm in my head and tell my self that I will not be broken down by a 5 y.o. or a messy room etc. Sometimes I tell them to stay in their room and I come back in 5 when I've calmed. On two extreme occasions I've called my husband to come home from work and take over when being a stay at home mom has been just about more than I can handle.

4) I hear that having set routines that are familiar are helpful (No, cant say I've accomplished any of that yet). My husband and I have been working on prevention a lot lately. For example: Before an evening program we will tell her that we expect her to stay in her seat and be quiet. We go on to tell her why she needs to do it so it doesn't disturb other etc. This seems to really be helpful. I remember being a kid who wanted to please my parents but sometimes not understanding what they expected of me and why until I was getting an earful after the fact.

4) I'm trying to focus on the good things she does that make our home a happier place rather than always reprimanding the bad behavior. Ex: Mommy's so proud when you're a good big sister and help your little sister find her shoes.

5) I live out in the middle of nowhere so I have no mothers groups or anything like that to help support me. I'm trying to encourage myself with audio tapes such as Stephen R. Covey's, " The 7 habits of highly effective families" and another one.. "How to behave so your children will too" by another author. I also got a great pageaday calendar with inspirational thoughts on parenting. I've pitched the cover so I don't have a name but there is a reference to pageaday.com

I certainly hope I have not come across as all-knowing. I too share a similar daily struggle and I'm impressed by you're reaching out for prayer. It has been most helpful for me to put this all down in writing. I will make a point to remember you in my prayers. If you or anyone else has some more ideas ..... please I'm all ears....

Peace & Love in Christ, Mary


antiquegoddess
1/6/2002 19:06

Dear Kirsten,
I too am a mother of a 5 year old and can relate to you and your situation. It is a complex job we have. I have never written in to one of these prayers before but felt the need to share with you some things that have helped me recently with the same struggle and I believe writing them down might help reaffirm things for me too.

Here are a couple of things I have stuck to my computer to reaffirm daily:

1) Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up others according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

I yanked this one out of a Christian magazine and have made it my favorite verse to live by. So often we seem to have the right idea, advice, or opinion but end up not being helpful because of how we deliver it.

Underneath this verse was written: Its helpful to ask yourself, Would I speak to my best friend or minister the same way I am speaking to my child? You can be a firm parent and still speak with respect.

2) This is also out of Charisma magazine and I'm sorry I cannot give credit to who because I didn't save all of it.

"Strengthen your relationship with Him so that your child sees a healthy model of love and commitment to a heavenly Father. Trust God to do as He promised- restore that which was stolen.
Children don't have to repeat negative family patterns if you identify them early and begin to make changes. Here is a simple way to pray: "Lord I break dysfunction (mention the specific difficulty) over my child now. The enemy is under my feet, and I'm telling him to take his hands off my child. Lead this child into the knowledge of Your love. Help him or her experience it in such a way that there will never be doubt about the power of love. Help me to be obedient in my covenant with You that I may be blessed. Let the intimate relationship I have with You as my Savior be the one that impresses and molds my child."

Continued



ciarablossom
1/6/2002 19:19

I pray that peace be in your home.
I pray for homony between you and Jena.
I ask that our God will give you strength and wisdom in your situation.
Ask and you shall receive, and believe
in miracles !! I know with all of us praying for your situation. God will carry your pain and embrace you.
Thankyou Jesus Amen.


AidaMaria
1/6/2002 21:09

Lord bless them. Give Kirsten patience, and give their family peace. Mary our mother and St. Joseph, foster-father of our Savior, pray for them. In the sweet Name of Jesus. Amen.


boywonder
1/6/2002 22:22

I boywonder will pray for kirstin and Jenar that thing go well in ther life"sI also have a son that sometime give me and wife problem but we keep on praying to God that we will do ok with God help so I will pray Aman


jennifer_chase
1/6/2002 23:28

Dear Kirstin,
I am a mother of 3 boys all grown up now. My husband left me & my sons for another when my youngest was a baby. I went through a difficult period of financial, single-parenting & employment problems. With the help of prayers & faith in our Heavenly Father I ( we ) have survived. Please keep on praying for guidance & strength from God and I will pray for you too.

"Most Holy Father, O Holy One, hear the prayers of Kirstin and help her with the upbringing of little Jenna. Bless Kirstin's family with Love, Peace & Happiness. I ask in your son's holy name Amen."


angieloh1
1/7/2002 01:02

Dear Lord

Please give Kirstin the love, patience and strengthen her during this trying childhood moment.
Please also provide all parents out there with love and patience, and who are trying their best to be good parents to their children.


carmen10
1/7/2002 11:20

Please, pray for all the young couples who are having prolems


carmen10
1/7/2002 11:22

Please, pray for all the couples who are having problems, so that The Lord will show them the way to save their marriages.


susu72
1/7/2002 16:50

Dear Kirsten,
It's great that you have found Beleifnet and now know that you have a huge familiy around the world to lean on. I shall pray for your situation, though I know there is light at the end of this tunnel. Life is an ongoing test both of faith and of our many relationships, I hope with all my heart that you and your daughter will soon see the light and forget the stuggles of this moment. As a stubborn child myself I know that there is little reason behind some of the trials we put our parents through. Please accept my thoughts and prayers.
A life with Christ in beautiful New Zealand. :-)


thersa1
1/7/2002 21:07

Dear Kirstin:

I am a Early Childhood Educator and a 44 year old who lives with her elder parents.

What I think your daughter is doing to trying to establish her own identity and by doing so defying you. As a daughter living with her parents I know very well that imposing your will on her will definitely not work in fact, it will backfire on you. What I do with the children at daycare is give them choices in the disciplining. ie. Would you like 5 mins. time-out or 2 hrs.? If they hurt a child physically, emotionally, or verbally. I will say, "You can say I'm sorry to Suzie or you can hug her". Just let her feel better because she is hurt and sad. When you displine her show her that you love her. Make sure you make eye contact and hold her hand and sit with her while she's on time-out. She is 5 years old as you say, so you are not treating her like a baby and she is old enough for you to talk to her. Tell her why she is being discplined.

I pray that there will be peace in your home and mine. I pray that God will always listen to your prayers. Amen.


thersa1
1/7/2002 21:15

OOPs, errs in my prayer. Please, excuse.

Elederly parents bugging me.


whizmum
1/9/2002 09:09

Dear Kirstin,

We may be of different believe and religion, but one thing for sure, if you speak to your only God deep from your heart with full sincerity, you will be heard. As the Quran quotes, "Every living human will be tested their endurance. If it is not your wealth...it will then be your child/children".. Always say your prayers and you will find peace. May Allah lessen your burden that is loading your heart and mind.


angelgift
1/12/2002 15:42

Dear kristin, please have faith that as tough as things get, your love for your daughter will get you through. God loves us no matter what we do or have done. Start praying with your daughter and I bet things will go much better. I have gotten on my knees and prayed to God to help me with my children and God has always been there for me. I pray that God will answer your prayer and Jenna's and make your family much happier.

 
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