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If you’ve been following along, you know that Leanne and I have been using clips from Supernanny to spark conversations with other parents. Here’s a video clip that won’t make it to our weekly meetings.
Last night, we discussed the subject of respect in our parenting discussion group. The group went really well (I thought). I am blown away by God’s goodness as we humbly approach this thing. Each parent was active in our discussion. Here are a couple of the things that hit me this week:
– Respect is earned, not given.
– It is never too late to change. There is always hope.
– When we positively parent our children we are not just impacting our kids; we are having a positive influence on generations to come.
Until the next post…
Last night, we had our official first Supernanny parenting group discussion. We discussed the topic of routine. For those of you don’t know, routine or schedule is a normal part of my life. I wake up early to exercise and spend time with God. I eat breakfast most every day. I drive to work (to the office or to a job site). I work. I’m usually home by 5PM. And I have a general routine for the evening.
Did you ever say something that you wish you hadn’t said? I’ve had that problem for years. It’s sometimes like I say something before the words fully form in my head, and I’m left with regret and the awful taste of shoe leather in my mouth.
Tomorrow night, we officially start our parenting discussion group (see the previous post). We have ten families signed up for this (not counting our family). So we’re looking at 20 adults and 20+ kids. We’re having a social event tomorrow evening, and we will officially start our discussion next week as we focus on “routine.”
We’re praying that this will be a positive thing for parents in our area. Also, we’re praying that God would use this group to spur people on towards increased involvement and community at our church. Finally, we’re praying that our babysitters will not only survive but thrive in what is sure to be initially chaotic.
We value your prayers and support as we begin this adventure.
Until the next post….