One thing I’ve learned through this parenting journey is that there is no formula for producing well-behaved, God-fearing, lovely to be with children. It’s not like math, where 2 + 2 = 4 every time. There are too many factors involved, like:
- personality types
- spiritual gifts
- learning styles
- birth order
- cultural impact
Our children are “under the influence,” and so are we, making parenting each one a totally unique and often a subjective experience.
However, as I consider my experience in mothering four very different children plus a spiritually adopted daughter, along with seeing parenting at work as a mentor to teens for twenty years, I’ve come to land on a few rules of parenting that I believe work universally and bear incredible fruit.
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