I have four kids. My oldest is nine, and
my youngest is three. We have a little bit
of a unique situation in that I have kiddos that
are on the autism spectrum.
We have a lot of language
delays in our family, and so scripture
study has always been a struggle in our family. I was really
frustrated as a parent because I really want
them to understand, and I know they can.
I remember, the
beginning of last year, I had been really thoughtful
and very prayerful about what I can do to help my kiddos to
better understand the gospel. And I thought, "If
I pre-teach it, maybe they'll be able to
understand what they're hearing at church,"
because even church was a struggle with them. And I remember looking
at the manuals for them. And I had a Sunbeam. I had one in nursery. I had one in CTRs. I had a Valiant. So I was looking at
four different manuals, and I'm like,
"There's no way I'm going to be able to
teach them, before they go to church on
Sunday, everything that they're going to
cover in their class." And I was lost. Ironically enough,
about a month later, we started Come, Follow Me. So being able to study the
same things as my children, I'm able to study the
scriptures in depth. And as I'm studying the
scriptures in depth, I'm able to pull things
out and get inspiration for what I need to focus
on for my own children. I get ideas as far as how
I can teach them better. And what an incredible thing
that is, to be able to do that.