4 Simple Parenting Tips: Raising Godly Children
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
1. Work on the heart issues.
We can focus so much on behavioral aspects of parenting. Like etiquettes, manners, communication skills and so forth. But the true test of discipleship is the heart. Whatever is inside will work its way out. Focus on OBEDIENCE, SELF CONTROL, WISDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY. Its all internal work that will produce great character.
2. Be present.
Being present is the greatest gift we can give to our kids. Being patient, being loving, being kind, being a forgiving parent all happens when you are there to see what is happening. Be there.
3. Build on your child's strengths.
Don't work so hard to on your kids' weaknesses. Positive training builds more character than negative words and comments. Greatness comes from building on our strengths not on compensating our weaknesses. Stay on your kids strengths. Find what they are good at and invest time, money and training in those giftings.
4. Be Mentored
There are many blind spots in our parenting. Other people see better what we normally tolerate. We can grow faster in areas of weakness as we allow other people to speak into our lives. Frustrations can be minimized if you allow yourself to see from other people's perspective. Do you have people speaking in to your life about Parenting and Marriage?