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Parenting is one of those topics that you just can’t read enough about. Not that you’re usually seeing new or revolutionary information. But the nature of humanity is to forget. Reminders about parenting priorities, methods, ideas and practices are important…I’d even say necessary…in making us the best parents we can be. I’ve especially had parenting on the brain as I recently read a fantastic book on Christian parenting, and used it to teach a couple of workshops. One of the things I have enjoyed the most is hearing parents speaking into each others’ lives in the course of our discussions.
Here’s what I’ve been reading…
10 insights of remarkable parents from a family therapist … at Motherly. Lots of well-intentioned parenting advice over the years hasn’t yielded the results hoped for. Here’s some better advice.
Parents, it’s not about you …. at The HmmmSchooling Mom. “So yes, parents do your best. Give it your all. Go big or go home. But for Pete’s sake, let your kids take some of that responsibility, too. Because you can shove in all the good you want, but it’s their choice (and theirs alone) what comes out on the other end.”
Tether Yourself: The Enlightening Talk Parent’s Aren’t Having Can Keep Teens from a Damaging Drift … at Hands-Free Mama. More than monitoring cell phone and social media usage, parents miss something if they’re not teaching their kids this important lesson.
A parent’s guide to the 5 skeptics who want to shame your kids for being Christian … at Christian Mom Thoughts. “Kids need to understand these emotion-laden shaming attempts they’ll encounter. Like so much else, this is something parents can and should prepare them for. Here are the five most common skeptics who want to shame your kids for being Christian.”
What is the right way to handle teenagers and dating?… at Heavenly Homemakers. Solid advice with a healthy dose of “there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.”
10 things your teen son wants to say to you… at Heart to Heart Homeschooling. “Our sons travel a difficult road to adulthood. They need us to be their biggest supporters, their loudest cheerleaders. And they need us to understand them.”
Parents, it’s time to wake up about pornography, sexting and your children… at Eternal Perspective Ministries. This is an issue that my husband and I feel strongly about. We’ve tried to be intentional in protecting our children from pornography, utilizing a number of tools I wouldn’t want to be without. The truth is, if you’re not doing anything to keep porn out of your home, you are inviting it in.
What have you been reading lately?
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.