Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Active Parenting

I recognized how important and crucial it is to be an ACTIVE parent!!! A lot of this I could tell was based on simple principles such as listening, empathizing, helping the child feel understood, and not only being part of creating a solution but more importantly helping your child come to their own effective solution!!! This is the same way that our Heavenly Father works with us. He is the best listener, the perfect empathizer, the one that truely can help you feel perfectly understood and creates solutions for us but most often does it through the spirit and helps us create our own solutions to problems in our own lives. It was so interesting to hear that a childs view of God is greatly effected by the way parents treat and parent their kids. Parenting is a heavenly responsibility we have.

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