High Voltage Elementary: Family Mechanics

A four week study on family relationships.

You know, families are a lot like cars. They need a lot of different parts to run smoothly, you have to put the right things in them so they continue to run properly, and when they break down you need to take them to somebody who knows what they’re doing in order to fix it. In this series, we are going to be talking about how we can take care of our families just like we take care of our cars. If you ignore your car, don’t change the oil, don’t change the tires, whatever, it WILL break down. No doubt about it. Your children will learn how to handle conflict in the family in the lesson called “Family Feud.” They will learn how to deal with the pain of divorce in “When The Family Breaks Down.” “Meet The Parents” helps the children discover how they can help influence their parents’ attitudes by loving, honoring, and obeying them. Finally, in “Where’s Dad?”, they will discover the amazing truth about how we all have the same loving heavenly Father. Even if we don’t have a Dad living at home, we can rest assured we will always have a Heavenly Father who will never leave us.

Family Mechanics



Lessons

Lesson 1
Lesson 1

Family Feud

Every family has struggles. There are days when we get along wonderfully with our brothers, sisters, cousins, etc. There are other days when everything they do gets on our nerves and all we do is fuss and fight. It’s not a surprise when members of the same family fight or argue. That’s to be expected. What we can’t let happen is for those short fights and arguments to turn into “family feuds.” If we don’t try to reconcile quickly, there may be permanent damage done to the family. In this lesson, the children will learn how to put an end to the fights and arguments that creep up in the life of an ordinary family.

Lesson 2
Lesson 2

When the Family Breaks Down

One of the biggest struggles kids have is obeying their parents. It’s never easy, and sometimes it seems impossible. Sometimes, kids struggle so much with their parents that they wish they had a different set of parents altogether. In this lesson, the children will learn that God gave them the parents that He wanted them to have, the ones that were best suited to take care of them, train them, and help them become what God wants them to be. Children have to do their part to help their parents do their job. How? They do their part by choosing to honor, love, and obey their parents. It’s not easy, but it is always rewarding.

Lesson 3
Lesson 3

Meet The Parents

One of the biggest struggles kids have is obeying their parents. It’s never easy, and sometimes it seems impossible. Sometimes, kids struggle so much with their parents that they wish they had a different set of parents altogether. In this lesson, the children will learn that God gave them the parents that He wanted them to have, the ones that were best suited to take care of them, train them, and help them become what God wants them to be. Children have to do their part to help their parents do their job. How? They do their part by choosing to honor, love, and obey their parents. It’s not easy, but it is always rewarding.

Lesson 4
Lesson 4

The God-Father

Many children today are forced to live without a Dad. Whether it’s because of divorce or pre-marital pregnancy, living without a Dad is very difficult for children to cope with. While living without a Dad can be hard, children can rest in the fact that we ALL have an incredible Heavenly Father who has promised to be there for us no matter what. If times get tough, He’s there. If we mess up and sin, He’s still there. He’s not going to leave us no matter what! In this lesson, the children will learn that all of us have the same Heavenly Father who is perfect in every way!