“You can always find the good or the bad if you look for it. Always. So why not look for the good? Let your kids surprise you. And then let them see your eyes light up in the wonder of who they are.”
This is a great reminder, as parents/guardians of both small children as well as teenagers. As we start our new series called WIRED, we will be exploring three relationships: with God, with ourselves and with others.
All are important but sometimes the relationship with ourselves can be overlooked, especially as a teenager. Here is a blog post about our role as parents/guardians and building up our own children.
We’ll trick ourselves into perceiving something that isn’t actually the reality. We’ll swear our child is one way, and potentially miss the actuality in front of us. And if we don’t ever challenge what we are used to seeing, we will end up shaping our children into being what we thought they were, but who they weren’t really becoming--until we made them that way. In so many ways, they will grow into our expectations. Good or bad.
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