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The Best Lesson you can teach your Children

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Parents always search for the key to understanding what, if anything, they did wrong when raising children and they make a bad decision.  Often we look in the exact same place for answers that seem to never satisfy our quest.  We do this because the answer that we have received does not feel right yet we do not know what that answer is so we reluctantly accept the one that may be close to how we are feeling. That, unfortunately, is our first mistake.

 

As parents, we don’t make this mistake by trying to fix our children’s problems, we make the mistake of thinking that what worked for us will work for them.  We refuse to accept that those little people whom we love so much and have to feed, clothe and protect are also individuals and they have some idea about their own circumstances.  This leads us into believing that we know best because we have been where they are but what we miss is the fact that though we may have been there, we are not there now and they are.  How we saw it and later learned to decipher it, is not what it looks like to them and the simple solution may not work.  What we may wish to do is listen closely to how they frame the situation and then carefully dispense the advice accordingly.  We may be surprised that they respond better if they are able to discern from the conversation that we really do understand the problem.

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