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Tough Truths of Parenting

   Train your children to develop – and learn to trust – their own good judgment.  We enfeeble our children by protecting them from the consequences of their actions and making all of their decisions for them; guiding them to become self-sufficient should be one of the primary goals of parenting.    (Note:  One excellent source of practical guidelines is the original edition of Children:  The Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs.)  (54)  

        Never allow your children to take selfish advantage of one parent over the other.  Always present yourself as part of a God-given united front, following His directive that children are a gift from God and are to be taught to love, serve, and obey Him, and honor Him and their parents with love and esteem.  (47) 

        You can’t expect of your children that which you haven’t modeled for them.  If you are turning a blind eye to things you need to change in yourself – sleeping and health habits, self-indulgence over self-discipline, unconditional honesty – your children will suffer under your poor example.  (54) 

        Slow down enough to live life, to do and enjoy things with your children and grandchildren.  These are life’s most important relationships.  (53)

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