Since the beginning of time, arguing with our kids has been a waste of our time and theirs.
In today’s culture, our biblical parenting is criticized. How can we resolve issues with our kids to avoid quarreling? How do you interact with your kids to resolve issues?
Do Not Answer A Fool
Let’s face it, enilight of the mature mind of the average adult, most young kids can often act like what the bible calls fools in comparison. One of the most foolish things we can do as a parent is to reduce ourselves to the level of our kids by quarreling with them. Even beyond arguing, quarreling is the point when name calling begins and conflict resolution ends.
Proverbs 26:4-5 says, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.” When we reduce ourselves to the maturity level of our kids, it’s easy for them to think they might actually have a point when in fact they do not.
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