Yeah, you read that right. Brainwashing has such a negative connotation, but it’s something you’ve heard from us often. What do we mean by “brainwashing?”
The world is constantly indoctrinating our children with some sort of agenda. As responsible parents, it’s our job to wash the world’s indoctrination off our kids’ brains!
Let us teach you how to “wash the brain” effectively. What we are really doing is informing, enlightening, and giving new revelation.
There are three ways we do this! Redefine, Rethink, and Intentionally Input.
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REDEFINEhow they see, approach, or believe so they will respond to a situation positively.
Define the issue and redefine the issue in a good way.
If your child is afraid to be alone, remind them of Hebrews 13:5 – God is always with them, and He will never leave them or forsake them.
Redefine bedtime as good. Tell your kids that God wants to flood them with peace so they can sleep. “God is rebuilding you, strengthening you, and healing you while you sleep!”
With redefining, the goal is to define problem and then show the truth. Give them a new perspective to bring about positive change.
Have them RETHINK, or think about something in a different way.
If they are fighting with their siblings, tell them over and over again, “Your brother/sister is going to be your best friend.”
The goal of rethinking is to help us see outside of our own thoughts and desires and to think about others.
INTENTIONAL INPUT brings in responsibility, ownership, purpose, and the future.
Remind them that their homework is how they practice for a job one day.
Character is built when you do things you don’t want to do and have a good attitude about it.
Intentionally teach them about their identity. Tell your kids they are loved, adored, and valued so that it’s all they know. When they know these things, then whatever the world tells them otherwise won’t even register.
1 Peter 2:9 – Remind them often that they are set apart to do great things. They are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God’s special possession.
Intentional input gives our children a stepping-stone to their next level of responsibility. It takes the current situation and connects it to a future outcome.
Remember: RETHINK. REDEFINE. INTENTIONAL INPUT
Now when we say “brainwash,” you will know what we’re talking about, right? Not the negative definition, but the empowering, enlightening, revelation-type brainwashing!
Do you see that you actually have been brainwashing your kids along the way, too? What we mean by brainwashing is positive, proactive parenting with a purposeful plan. (Like all those P’s?)
The reality is we are washing your brain now with Crazy Cool Family concepts and ideas that are helping you to create your own amazing Crazy Cool Family. So, go wash some brains with truth and life!
Go be crazy!
If you have a question or a parenting issue that you’d like us to discuss in a future podcast, email us at [email protected].