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Having a newly graduated child, things that relate to parenting have been jumping out at me lately. Along with that, I’ve found some encouraging and thought-provoking pieces to share with you.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
Do Hard Things: 11 Ways to Help Our Boys Become Responsible Men … at Homeschool Your Boys.
I Ignore My Children … at Purva Brown.
You might think that after I wrote about how we need to actively apprentice our teens into adulthood, that I’d be opposed to the ideas presented in these two articles. Nope. I couldn’t agree more. Whether with littles or teens….seek balance! When you’re with them be present. Get off your phone and engage with your toddler. Shut your laptop and look at them when they talk to you. But also step back, give them time to play alone. Give them opportunities to figure out hard things on their own. Balance. Balance. Balance.
3 Ways to be a Wall for Your Homeschool Teen … at Bookshark. Another piece on parenting teens. This one jumped out at me since I’ve had the topic on the brain lately.
Burn Your Boats: A Lesson in Marital Adversity … at Fulfilling Your Vows. A lesson from Alexander the Great to make your marriage great. Really. Spot on marriage advice.
From Crunch to Soggy, and the sweet spot between frugality and environmentalism … at Carrie Willard. Love this. Just love it! For me the environmentalism piece wasn’t a fit so much as learning to balance frugality (being a good steward of the finances God has provided) and healthy living (what is best quality, etc.).
Transforming Regrets into Revitalization … at The Hutchinson Leader. This is an encouraging piece that reminded me that every day is a new start. I read recently that “who you are today is not who you have to continue being.”
Counteracting the Lies of our Culture … at Divine Encounter. I’ll be speaking on this general topic next week, so this really jumped out at me. More than specific social issues, this article deals with lies like “love yourself first” and “follow your heart”.
I’d love to know what you think about these articles.
*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.