Children are energetic. They run, jump, play, yell, and enjoy the simplicities of life. As a parent, how do we balance healthy growth and allowing child-like activities with consideration and respect?
Undoubtedly you’ve been in a similar situation. You’ve seen children screaming uncontrollably in a tantrum. You’ve seen a teen being disrespectful to their parent or someone in authority. How do we as parents handle this type of activity with godly wisdom?
Considering Others in Parenting
The other day I was in a hospital emergency room with my father in law. In a waiting room full of sick, injured and infirm people, one mother was so engrossed in her magazine that she apparently didn’t notice, or didn’t care, that her two young sons (old enough to know better) were standing on and jumping off the waiting room chairs repeatedly. Did I fail to mention the loud Tarzan and Cheetah sounds they were making? I’m seeing this kind of inconsiderate attitude and neglect becoming more and more common in young parents these days. So, please remember, that when we’re raising our kids, it’s our duty before God to consider the thoughts and feelings of those around us as well.
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