Parenting HandbookHow many times have you heard someone say “These kiddos don’t come with a parenting handbook do they?”

Years ago, when we brought our first baby home from the hospital, my mother-in-law gave me What to Expect: The First Year saying it was the closest thing to a parenting handbook. It is true, these little ones don’t come with a book of instructions, but with the touch of a few keys, we can google just about any parenting problem today. The advice we find might be helpful, but the truth is no two children are the same, and there will always be an exception to any rule.

What Example Helps You be the Best Parent?

Do you ever feel at a loss for how to handle the most difficult of parenting situations? Where do you turn when Google seems to fail?

Our responsibility as parents can be daunting at times, especially when we realize how watchful their eyes can be. It is easy to get caught in all of the developmental milestones and academic progress. We spend our time fretting over how to make our children’s lives happy while helping them become a superhuman in the process. The truth is most kids are average, and the greatest thing we can give them as a parent is a good example.

Join me on Midday Mornings as I discuss Parenting Advice from the Scriptures: Example Teaches Louder Than Words

I’m a wife, mother, friend, and storyteller. I have a love for learning, giggling with my grandson and tandem biking with my husband. I believe wisdom goes beyond being smart or having basic knowledge. It is the culmination of experiences that help us become. While each of our challenges may be unique, we have the opportunity to choose how we will react, learn and grow. My journey has taught me that I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a voice to share what I’ve learned. Life can either teach us or defeat us – the choice is ours.

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