Parenting is easy. Millions of people do it every day. Good parenting is hard!
As we send our children back to school this year, let’s give them the tools they need to succeed. I’m not talking about school supplies. I’m talking about...
ENCOURAGEMENT: Their best may not meet your expectations, but if it’s their best, it meets God’s. So keep it positive!
BOUNDARIES: You are not their friend. You are their parent. Check their phone. Delete apps you don’t understand or that make it too easy for your child to hide things from you.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: Love them through every success AND failure. Not only will they mess up and disappoint you, you will mess up and disappoint them too. Be honest and apologize. Celebrate BIG 🎉 when they succeed! This goes a long way!!!!
JESUS: If He is with them, they will never be alone. Give them Jesus, and they will have a clearer understanding that this life is temporary, but we are eternal!
As our youngest heads to 10th grade, Jase and I are well aware of the parenting mistakes we’ve made in the past, but grace goes both ways: from parent to child and back to parent. Thank you, Lord, for grace, forgiveness and mercy!
Have a great school year! We sure plan on it!