Walk a Mile
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As a dad I wonder what it's like to be my kids at this season of their lives. It helps me know what they need. What's it like to have their friends? Go to their school? Or live in my home? Parents in stepfamilies ask other questions too. What's it like to go between homes with different rules and expectations? Or grieve a deceased parent or a family fractured by divorce? Or receive criticism from a stepparent? And what's it like to talk to God about this? Take time to walk a mile in their shoes.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Have you ever walked a mile in your kid’s shoes?
Walk a Mile
Ron: Have you ever walked a mile in your kid’s shoes?
Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.
Ron: I’m a dad, okay. Every once in while I challenge myself to wonder what it’s like to be my kids at this season of their life. It helps me stay in tune with what they need from me. What’s it’s like to have their friends and go to their school and live in my home.
Parents in stepfamilies have other questions to ask as well. What it’s like to go between different homes with different rules and expectations. Or grieve a deceased parent. Or a family fractured by divorce. Or receive criticism from a stepparent. And what it’s like to talk to God about all of this? Let me encourage you. Take some time today to walk a mile in their shoes. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.
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