We had a parent panel last night as we honored the graduating class of 2014. I thought I would share some of the great insights and encouragement that they gave to our high school parents.
Don’t grow old, stay young
Their world gets bigger, get bigger with it.
Stay involved with their life even when they fight you.
Be the home where your kids invite friends.
Treasure the conversations and moments with your children.
One time my son made a mistake and he deserved punishment, but I felt God say take him out for ice cream. I shared that he deserved punishment but just like Jesus I was giving him a present instead.
Adam and Eve had a perfect parent, they still made mistakes.
Your child’s mistakes don’t define them and they don’t define you as a parent either.
Take care of yourself so that you can help your children face tough issues.