NOVEMBER 10 HEART TO HEART GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS

Today’s Topic: Parenting 101

Two quotes: “A parent’s love for their children is eternal. There isn’t a love that is as pure and forgiving as the love between a parent and a child.” 2. “The hardest part of being a parent is watching your child go through something really tough and not being able to fix it.”

Adult parenting looks different than when our children were young. The hardest thing we will ever have to do as parents is to watch a child go through something really difficult and not being able to fix it.

Sometimes, the best way to help is not to help. Someone said that if you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.

The prodigal son in the Bible had to come to his right senses in the School of Hard Knocks in a far away country. He began the long journey back to his home. He realized the mistakes after having to deal with the consequences.

I’m sure the father was heartbroken but he used tough love. There’s a lot of tough love in good parenting. It takes incredible strength to allow children to suffer the consequences of their choices.

Hebrews 12:10 “Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best.”

If children learn to live with their choices, hopefully they come to their right senses and do what’s right and live at peace.

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. If we keep taking a child out of hot water as soon as the hot water cools down, they will head right back in.

Good parenting doesn’t mean that we keep our children’s secrets while still walking on egg shells because we don’t want to disturb the nest. We must stop defending poor choices and show our strength in resisting the need to help.

We are getting older every day. We have already done our job in raising them.

Children who never take responsibility for their actions will go through life believing that nothing was their fault.

We don’t owe our adult children anything after they have left home. Until situations change remember that miracles happen every day. Keep hope alive and keep on praying. God can change things around very quickly without notice.

Lesson in life taken off the internet: “A wise man sat in the audience and cracked a joke. Everybody laughs like crazy.

After a moment, he cracked the same joke again. This time, less people laughed.

He cracked the same joke again and again. When there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said: “you can’t laugh at the same joke again and again, but why do you keep crying over the same thing again and again?”

Why are you crying over the same thing again and again?

Children get comfortable with your forgiveness. The more chances you give them is the less respect they will have for you. Don’t get comfortable with anyone disrespecting you.

May God help us as parents to speak words of encouragement to our own selves.

Prayer Time: Father, we pray for our children, please save and keep them from the dangers and tricks of the outside world. In Jesus Name, Amen.

If we don’t teach our children how to deal with their consequences we would have failed at parenting.

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