Many children’s ministry leaders want to “tame” the preteens in their ministries and make them be well-behaved. Instead, give preteens a chance to be a little bit wild.
Gregg Johnson of J12 Ministry gives two activities that you can use to create an environment where preteen’s doubts aren’t just tolerated, but celebrated.
The program and space where your ministry takes place can help or hinder good behavior from your preteens. In this podcast, you’ll hear 4 practical things that you can do to enhance the engagement of your students and reduce the behavior issues.
Sometimes when preteens misbehave, we are responsibility (in some measure) for the misbehavior. If we haven’t set up our preteens and leaders so that students can thrive behaviorally, then how can we expect that behavioral excellence from them?
Today, Sean’s mom, Carol Sweet, gives tips on a very effective discipline technique: REDIRECTION. Instead of directly addressing a behavior issue in the moment, Carol suggests simply redirecting the student to something else and then revisiting the behavior at a later and more appropriate moment. Today you’ll hear more about how redirection works and a couple of examples of how this might work in your preteen ministry.