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The Truth About Parenting – And Why It’s Important To Lead By Example

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“If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.”
– Charles Spurgeon

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Parenting is challenging. Yet it can be so very rewarding!

It is human to wonder if our children really hear us when we speak to them, if they are taking in the life lessons rather than choosing to go their own rebellious ways and if they will honestly leave us in a senior citizen’s home when we become old and frail and unable to look after ourselves. We sigh when they are stubborn and cry when they cry; we laugh at their jokes and hug them back when they know we know they are being cheeky. Would I exchange being a parent for anything in the world? Definitely not!

But here is an excellent article entitled: “4 Reasons More Is Caught Than Taught” which illustrates some of what parenting truly covers. Take a read and then share your comments, especially if you are a parent.

Excerpt: 
CAN’T HEAR YOU
If your words don’t match your actions, then your children can’t hear what you’re saying because your actions are drowning out your words. I know, I’ve done it, but this should give us pause to reflect on what we do can be more important than what we say, as experience has proven that more is caught than is taught. They might not do what you say but do what you do, so our examples are of supreme importance.
MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO
The old expression, “monkey see, monkey do” is perfectly appropriate for parents, foster parents, and grandparents. That expression means that they will repeat what you do and not what you say.   Read more

SOME MORE PARENTING TRUTHS 🙂

“To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.” ~ James E. Faust

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass

“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” ~ Erma Bombeck

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of laughter; happy to follow God's lead to be a rainbow in the lives of others.

2 thoughts on “The Truth About Parenting – And Why It’s Important To Lead By Example

  1. Well I think I have been doing a good job then. This post made me happy

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