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A Dozen Do-Nots: Parenting

parentingA Dozen Do-Nots is part of an on-going series.  The idea is to present 12 simple things to avoid in the most practical of areas.

Since parenting covers so much territory, I decided to post 12 things that I have learned about parenting.  If any of you veteran parents want to contribute, feel free to add or post.  I hope you enjoy.

A Dozen Do-Nots:  Parenting

  1. Do not miss an opportunity to praise your child
  2. Do not forget to model repentance for your child.
  3. Do not discipline your child without also affirming your love for them.
  4. Do not discipline your child in anger.
  5. Do not forget that you are the adult.
  6. Do not change the house rules to accommodate your schedule if you aren’t willing to change them for your child.
  7. Do not say “no” to dancing with your daughter or wrestling with your son.
  8. Do not start the school day without praying for your child.
  9. Do not hide your past from your child.
  10. Do not grow weary in telling your child that you love them.
  11. Do not make hugs easier for your child to find outside the home.
  12. Do not put your child to bed without praying with them and for them.

Others in the Series:


Making Your Wife Happy

Marriage Communication

Church Planting

Being Civil to Others

Mountain Biking

Wrestling with Your Kids

You will also find posts about the Dozen from Mike Askew.

This article can also be found at the Raleigh Examiner.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment