Our Children Are Not Trophies by Paul Tripp

Link-upMany times I fall into the trap of guilt for my children’s bad decisions—or pat myself on the back for their wise ones.  Pastor and speaker Paul Tripp offers us deep wisdom for avoiding this parenting trap.

In this article Paul Tripp asks:

Be honest today. How often do you ride the up-and-down roller coaster of their compliance or resistance? How badly do you want them to be successful, not for them, but for you? How personally do you take it when your kid acts like a kid in front of your peers? How frequently do you compare them with other kids?

Enjoy this great article on Jesus-focused parenting.

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  • Great link, Seana. It’s easy to hold them up as trophies when they’re doing great. When they’re not, we want to hide those trophies in the back room. (This doesn’t change when they’re adults!)

    • Ha ha. Thanks for the heads up. I have been learning that my job is to parent as best I can and pray, pray, pray :-). I use to own their decisions. Bad idea. Thanks!