10 quick PARENTING tips from a NON-expert

[From the archives]

This is just me, preaching it to the mirror. You can tweet all of these, if you’re a tweeter. Or stick them on Facebook, or the fridge.

1. Reality check: Your parents didn’t know what they were doing either, and you turned out ok. #Relax (Click to tweet.)

2. Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child. Strong character on rough roads trumps spineless whiner on smooth tar, every time. #QualityKids (Click to tweet.)

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3. When people share concerns about your child? It’s information, not regulation. Listen. Process. Decide. #DontFreakOut (Click to tweet.)

4. Overachieving parents make overanxious kids. ‘Try hard! Have fun! Love you!’ That’s all they need to hear. #DontBeThatMom (Click to tweet.)

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5. Tough love is way simpler when the stakes are low. NO to Niknaks now is easier than NO to nightclubs later. #BeStrong (Click to tweet.)

6. Parenthood is the daily exhaustion of savouring furious blessings. You are measurelessly rich. #Enjoy (Click to tweet.)

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7. Don’t give up on parenting them until your Heavenly Father gives up on parenting you. #RelentlessLove (Click to tweet.)

8. Parenting is not an emergency, or a spectator sport, or a thankless duty. Savour the slow moments that only God sees. Your reward is great. #GloryOfTheHiddenLife (Click to tweet.)

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9. Are you fun to live with? Your kids don’t just need a good mom; they need a happy one. #FindYourSmile (Click to tweet.)

10. You are God’s best for your kids. That’s why He picked you. Are you worthy, or up to the task? Of course not. Thank God for grace. #Hope (Click to tweet.)

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2 comments

  1. Yes, yes, yes! Thank you for these reminders. Especially 5, 6, 7, and 10. I am going to write them out and put them up where I can see them.
    It has been a looooong week and a half (that feels like a month!), with sick children and their grumpy moods. I have weathered many epic meltdowns this week for things like “You need to wash your hands after you use the toilet” or “You really need to go to sleep now, it’s passed your bedtime”. Sigh.

    “Parenthood is the daily exhaustion of savouring furious blessings. You are measurelessly rich. #Enjoy ”

    “You are God’s best for your kids. That’s why He picked you. Are you worthy, or up to the task? Of course not. Thank God for grace. #Hope”

    Thank God for grace indeed! I sure need it.

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