Teaching with the Spirit

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“In every teaching situation all learning and all understanding are best nurtured in an atmosphere of warmth and love where the Spirit is present.”

Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Teaching Our Children to Understand,” April 2012 General Conference

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“Sometimes the most powerful way to teach our children to understand a doctrine is to teach in the context of what they are experiencing right at that moment. These moments are spontaneous and unplanned and happen in the normal flow of family life. They come and go quickly, so we need to be alert and recognize a teaching moment when our children come to us with a question or worry, when they have problems getting along with siblings or friends, when they need to control their anger, when they make a mistake, or when they need to make a decision.

“If we are ready and will let the Spirit guide in these situations, our children will be taught with greater effect and understanding.”

Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Teaching Our Children to Understand,” April 2012 General Conference

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“We each grow in ability as well as understanding. We bless our children and youth as we exemplify, teach, and encourage them through this process because self-mastery is not only the root of self- respect, it is essential in inviting the Spirit to teach, confirm, and testify.”

Margaret S. Lifferth, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Respect and Reverence,” April 2009 General Conference

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“One of the great blessings of having a calling in the Church is that the Lord, through His Spirit, will inspire us to help those we are called to serve.”

Sydney S. Reynolds, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
He Knows Us; He Loves Us,” October 2003 General Conference

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