Jesus upset all expectations in the way He treated children. While His disciples did not want His important work interrupted by children’s play, Jesus welcomed them. How can we approach our parenting with His example in mind?
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There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels - our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes.
A family adopted a little girl internationally when she was three. Some months after the adoption, the girl began acting strangely. She would eat several bites of dinner and, at some point, start holding the bites of food in her mouth. She wouldn’t swallow. The parents didn’t know what to do.
For many years, some believed the primary purpose of parenting was to break the will of the child—that is, to teach the child to submit to authority. Stubbornness was the enemy. But when we look to our Heavenly Father as a guide, what is the true purpose in parenting?
When it comes to raising happy, healthy children, it can be easy to forget that focusing on the health of your marriage is a key component.
For the parents, grandparents, and primary teachers in the hallway with little ones: I feel your pain. There’s that moment when all of the classroom doors close and it’s suddenly silent, and there you are, sitting on a couch in the foyer. It’s easy to feel completely alone in these moments.