It’s not our job to make our kids HAPPY, It’s our job to make them HIS.
Dad to Son, “When you turn 18, you can go to college. You can go into the military. Or you can go to work. The operative word being, GO!
Two Main Jobs of Parenting:
1. Teach and Train your kids to leave.
(Genesis 2:24 they will LEAVE father & mother and be united with their spouse)
2. Point your kids to God.
(Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul … impress this to your children.)
If you brought them in, you have to bring them up. (Ephesians 6:4)
As parents we don’t have all the answers but we can point them to the one who Does (God).
Parents: You can’t be perfect, but you can be present.
Sometimes you have to apply the board of education to the seat of knowledge. (Proverbs 23:13-14)
Kids are amazingly resilient; they will turn out ok if we avoid the extremes. (Being overly passive or brutal)
Do you have other quotes or sayings about parenting that you like?
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