Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Were you brought up with stern parents, who made you afraid of them?
As you now have your own children, take a look at how you are parenting? if by chance you find you doing the same things as your parents did, it is not too late to be different. The thought just came to me even as I reflect, and had to share.
Do you give orders? are your children seen and not heard? Do you find it too hard to discuss and find out if they have opinions?
Assessing your attitude towards your children, think about how you may be responding to authority on the job. Do you resent your team leader? Do you carry out your duties with resentment? How is your relationship with your team leader? Could this be because you resented the type of parenting you had in your childhood?
Assess your parenting style, if they mirror your childhood days, change and improve so your children can be well rounded with opinions and not grow up fearful, and afraid or resent authority, or repeat the same parenting style causing the cycle to continue.
Just sharing as the thoughts flow.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
We are always writing and reading about good parenting, but as I have been observing and listening to some parents wondering why the relationship between them and their child/children cannot be like they want it, and I also hear children complained about what it was like growing up, I decided to share my heart.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
It is during these times that God is at work, He is is working all things for our good. I sometimes find myself quoting Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. My expectation and hope would feel as if they were at the peak, but still the challenges seem to linger.
I recently was reminded that when God reassured the children of Israel in Jeremiah 29:11 that He had their interest at heart. They were in exile, but He would bring redemption. Even as we face our "exile" experience, be encouraged that God has a plan and we will be redeemed in the time and way He sees fit.