Tag Archive: parenting


Replacing our parental tendencies

Tim Elmore wrote an excellent post on FB on common parental behaviours we must replace. Here is a summary.

  1. Motivation – Replace FEAR with WISDOM
  2. Evaluation – Replace focus on GRADES with a focus on GROWTH
  3. Schedules – Replace CLUTTER with SIMPLICITY
  4. Identity – Replace UNCONTROLLABLES with CONTROLLABLES
  5. Feedback – Replace emphasizing BEHAVIOUR with emphasizing BELIEF

Read the full article here.

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A good article was recently published on tips for parents of teens in a technology-crazed world. They also talk about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of technology today. Here is a summary.

  1. Anchor your lives in eternal things.
  2. Be aware of the major trends.
  3. Have intentional and honest conversations.
  4. Engage with them in their world.
  5. Develop an understanding about online privacy.
  6. Establish some standards.
  7. Let grace prevail.

Read the full article here.

Tim Challies posted an article on parenting in a digital age.

Summary of key points

  1. Reject ignorance, embrace education
  2. Reject folly, embrace responsibility
  3. Reject fear, embrace familiarity

    Read the full article here.

    BBC Dad

    A clip that has gone viral across the world shows a professor in a BBC video interview talking about North and South Korea when his 2 children (4 and 9 months) wander into his home office, and his wife bursting in to quickly move them out in a bid to salvage the situation.

    Here is the follow-up interview with BBC where we meet and hear from his wife and family, talking about what happened.

    Parenting is a marathon

    Here’s an interesting read at TGC by Chap Bettis, about running a marathon and the parallels, similarities to lessons on parenting.

    Parenting is like a marathon. Before the race you are fresh and rested. You start with excitement. But this is not a sprint. There are painful moments. There are times you hit a wall and think you can’t keep going. But one day, it’s over. Infants are grown. Bedrooms are empty. The house is quiet.

    Summary:

    1. The race requires endurance.
    2. Running with others gives strength.
    3. Encouragement makes a big difference.
    4. You will be given needed resources at the right time.
    5. You aren’t competing with others.
    6. Others who care about you are watching.
    7. It’s all about the joy of finishing well.
    8. Keep on running

    Read the full article here.

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