Maybe that should read…
I’m not really a kid person?
I’m not always a kid person?
Wait… I’m not just a kid person?
It’s like this…I write children’s books, I have 7 kids of my own, I babysit, teach Sunday school, volunteer at youth events and jump in when ever a group of kids are around. But truth is I love talking to the parents! (Remember Vegas?)
It’s interesting to hear the parents view on the kids situation. I am a firm believer that the kids today think they now it all, but parents are the ones who need to teach morals the child should know to them for real. Sadly, we know this society with social media the way it is that is not happening.
I REALLY like to talk to parents, because we are the ones who are the temperature gauges for the children we see around here (hopefully). When I’m talking to a parent whose child is being bullied they (the parent) need to know what to do. Or when I have a friend whose child is being a problem at home with a straight “A” average and no sign of bullying. They (the parents) want to know what to do in that situation too. I count it a privilege being there for them, I don’t blame the good parents for the imbalanced, disabled, immature, confused or simply T-E-E-N-A-G-E-R-S and ‘littles’. We can only do our best as parents and commit the rest.
Gary has a saying based on Psalm 127: 4 “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, so are the children of ones youth.” 5Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in their gate.” and it goes like this… when the arrows of your hands began to stray pray to God for a strong wind to put them back on their way. Verse 5 I think he just took literally!
We don’t have the corner market on parenting or advice on doing it right,but God set it up in a way that has all of us winning. Ephesians “6:1 Children obey your parents” 6:4 Father’s don’t provoke your children to wrath” Parents should be a powerful influence in our children lives. The village is good only if they have all their wits about them.