Avoiding the Teeter-Totter

with Ron Deal | April 14, 2020

Have you ever been in a conversation where the other person's position led you to take a polar opposite position? Normally you wouldn't take that position, but because they do, you do. This is a trap for some parents. One is strict so the other becomes permissive. When one goes down on the teeter-totter, the other goes up. Well, if a parent and a stepparent don't get off the teeter-totter, the family suffers. Stop trying to counter balance the other, move toward the middle, and find balance.

Have you ever been in a conversation where the other person's position led you to take a polar opposite position? Normally you wouldn't take that position, but because they do, you do. This is a trap for some parents. One is strict so the other becomes permissive. When one goes down on the teeter-totter, the other goes up. Well, if a parent and a stepparent don't get off the teeter-totter, the family suffers. Stop trying to counter balance the other, move toward the middle, and find balance.

Avoiding the Teeter-Totter

With Ron Deal
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April 14, 2020
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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