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Amazing things can happen when you allow the Lord to work in your life.

What is Your Parenting Style?

Do you have a solid plan on how to teach & train your children, or are you a “slap-it-together” parent?  A little duct tape here & there . . . left over parts & pieces to complete a repair?  Or are you willing to give them the whole truth from the Word of God, something fresh that can restore them to new life?

There is hope for the x, y, me, I generations.  Start by telling your teenager, “I desire to stand beside you & walk with you in life . . . but make no mistake; I will stand in front of you when I need to.”

A simple answer is to say things like, “No” & “Maybe” more often; & we need to apply boundaries & consequences when our kids cross over the line.  Balanced parenting is applying strength when needed & tenderness at the same time.  It is not just one or the other, it is both.  The essence of balance in parenting is to stand beside our children & walk with them  THROUGH life, while also determining to stand in front of them when we need to stop them from their foolish ways.

Speak softly & gently to your offspring.  Strangely, children seem to remember the tone & volume of a mother’s voice more than her words.  Your facial expression & body language convey to your children, “You are my delight & I’m crazy about you!” or just the opposite!  Soft words heal tender hearts.  The life you live today, produces the legacy you leave for tomorrow.

Our children are a PIECE of time, that we are sending ahead to a PLACE in time, that we will NEVER see!  How are you parenting them today that will prepare them for the future?  Are you making straight tracks for your children to follow?

Parents cannot pass along what they themselves do not possess in their own hearts.

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