No matter how old you are, if you have kids, the job of a parent never ends. We must grow and learn in each stage of life how to lead and love our kids. Their health and well-being are the legacy we leave behind.
How do we motivate children to change? It’s not easy, is it? As parents of four children (all girls) ages 12 to 3, my wife and I have found that God has made each one of them uniquely her own. What works to motivate one kid doesn’t work at all for another. What we do to help foster change in one child is a complete miss in another. So what do we do? If you’re like us, you’re always looking for the manual. You know what I’m talking about. The “Here’s what to do in every situation.” parenting manual that you’re supposed to get when the stork drops your kids off on your porch. But we can’t find ours. (I’m guessing the kids stole it.) Since our manual is missing, we’ve had to learn (or try to learn) how to motivate children all on our own. But instead of sharing with you ideas that work for us (heck, we’re still learning!), I wanted to share 3 things that parents should NEVER do to try to change or motivate children. (see video below) […]