Monday, September 19, 2011

Parenting isn't for Cowards

On Sunday I started a new series on parenting. If you missed it... download Parenthood here.  Practical stuff that will help you out...parent or not. Good principles.

My last point was that parents need to be prepared. Specifically I said that you should always be reading a book on parenting. Really?  Read?  Really. Parenting is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. You can NEVER  know enough about loving your child and raising them to be a godly person of character.

You might want to start by buying the book, Have a New Kid by Friday, by Kevin Lehman. We have it in the lobby.  I recently read it and found it very helpful for parents.  Here is one quote for you...

These days, parents are overly concerned with a child’s self-esteem. “I want Johnny to feel good about himself,” a mother says. So what does that mother do? She goes out of her way to clear life’s roads for her child, to do things for him that he should be doing for himself.   She thinks she’s helping him with his self-esteem, but what is she really doing? She’s sending a negative message: “I think you’re so stupid that you can’t do it yourself, so I’ll do it for you.”  (pp. 68-69). Revell. Kindle Edition.

Please consider inviting your friends to the next two Sundays for this series!