Mothers know how to nurture and pamper their children. This natural tendency often makes it difficult to rebuke or discipline our children. We do not want to hurt their feelings or break their fragile hearts. We want to be their friend and parent. What a difficult task! As the little one continues to assert his […]
This quote reminds me of God, our heavenly father as a parent. God corrects his imperfect children, yet he calls them righteous/perfect and calls forth who they will become. God convicts his children, He does not put the weight of condemnation on them. Conviction leads to repentance, condemnation leads to separation. God models what wise […]
Arrogant people do not see the need to apologize. In fact, arrogance is usually subtle and it disguises itself in form of tradition. I was raised in a society where parents are always right and opinionated children are considered disrespectful. While a lot of children including myself learned to be obedient and follow the rules, […]
Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds everything together. I find myself in […]
Some may argue that my attempts are futile as she cannot understand what I am saying. However does that stop parents from talking to their babies? Isn’t it from our talk, describing the world around them and constantly telling them who daddy and mummy is that our baby’s first words come from those s/he hears the most. We are already training our babies in so many areas: eating, using a car seat, table manners, talking, walking, biting is bad and so on.
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I’m assuming my kids are no different and share a common enthusiasm with other like-minded boys and girls—the electronic obsession!!?? These kids of mine would eat, drink, and sleep electronics if my husband and I allowed it, but thankfully for the sake of healthy living we’ve put a cap…
The fact that the little one reaches out for me even when I discipline him convicts me of my natural tendency to treat people the way they treat me. It’s the silent treatment and creating a distance instead of having a healthy confrontation…