Cultivating Character :: Parenting Tip Number Twenty-two

Cultivating Character

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As moms, it is sometimes tempting to be more frustrated by the inconvenience our child may cause, than by their character. It can be tempting to get more upset over that third glass of spilled milk at breakfast, than over the fact that our child told us they completed a chore when they didn’t. One was an accident (okay, three accidents!) and one was an outright lie. Yet cleaning up spilled milk for the third time can be more irritating than having to deal with a child who lied. We need to deal with both issues with a gentle spirit. …

Every Child Is Unique :: Parenting Tip Number Twenty-one

Every Child is Unique :: Parenting Tip Number Twenty-one

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Anyone who has more than one child realizes that God created every child to be a unique individual. It has always amazed me that children raised in the same family, by the same parents, in the same environment, can all be so different from each other. While family unity is vital for our children’s growth and security, it is also extremely important that we treat our children as individuals. They each have their own unique struggles, their own unique talents, and their own unique personality. When one has several children, it can be easy to “lump” them altogether. I know …

Dealing with Mommy Guilt :: Parenting Tip Number Twenty

Dealing with Mommy Guilt :: Parenting Tip Number Twenty

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Mommy Guilt. Is there a mother on the planet who doesn’t have it?? Here is a very partial list of my Mommy Guilt: Starting a strict schedule with my particular baby who needed to be held and cuddled the most. Making a child finish his dinner when his tonsils were so swollen they were touching at the back of his throat. Jumping to conclusions without knowing enough of the facts (multiple times). Not being more patient and understanding of my “hyper” son. Letting my daughters spend time with some friends (without Jeff or me), because I didn’t want to hurt …

Let Them Leave & Cleave :: Parenting Tip Number Nineteen

Let Them Leave and Cleave :: Parenting Tip Number Nineteen

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As of May 15 of this year, I have been raising children for twenty-three years, so while I feel somewhat qualified to share parenting advice, I am fairly new at this mother-in-law thing. 🙂 My oldest son, Joshua, and his wife Alissa, have only been married for two years. I am sure many of you could offer much more advice on the topic of being mother-in-law. However, I will share a little that I have learned. It is vital that we let our married children “leave and cleave.” Not only is this Biblical, but it is just common sense. Jeff …

Why Our Kids Don't Run Our Home :: Parenting Tip Number Eighteen

Why My Kids Don’t Run Our Home :: Parenting Tip Number Eighteen

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You will notice that some of these posts overlap. This one is very similar to #5, but I’m coming from a different angle. Our children are a blessing, and we are thankful to have them. It is a really good thing to do special things for them, and allow them to do special things. It is okay to watch their favorite movie, instead of our own. It is okay to plan a meal that a particular child really likes, even if we don’t care for it. There are times when we will do something that is inconvenient for us, just …