My kids are grown and probably coping with the myriad of mistakes this cracked pot made as their mom, but, in spite of this, I’d like to share a Kid’s Life List. This list is evidence: those who cannot do, teach (or write blogs).
1.___Faith – Be sure to live it out loud. Ask forgiveness (from God and your child) when you blow it. Your child needs a foundation in God’s love. Say: God has a plan for YOU!
2.___Limits. Show your love through limits. Moaning and groaning aside, your child is truly asking: “Do you love me enough to say no?” A child gains security when rules are in place.
3.___Commitment: Let your child know you’ll always be there. (As teens,they may complain about this, but tough. You’ll always be there)
4.___Discipline -Help your child understand expectations and consequences AND follow through. No kid needs wimpy parenting.
5.___Failure & Forgiveness – Please let your child fail. Don’t fix all her messes or interfere with every consequence. Then: show grace and forgiveness as you help your child solve her problem.
6.___Vision & Victory – Encourage your child to dream big. Cast a vision of victory…with the help of a BIG God!