What Not to Do

with | October 18, 2019

Have you ever felt clueless as a parent? I have. It's tempting to fall back on criticism, name-calling, yelling, or pleading with the child. Or to be the threatening-repeating parent who says, "You better not, or else...", but it's just empty threats. These strategies get the job done but long term, they defeat your child's spirit and ruin your authority as a parent--especially as a stepparent. Take time to learn about good parenting and stepparenting. The next generation is depending on you.

Have you ever felt clueless as a parent? I have. It's tempting to fall back on criticism, name-calling, yelling, or pleading with the child. Or to be the threatening-repeating parent who says, "You better not, or else...", but it's just empty threats. These strategies get the job done but long term, they defeat your child's spirit and ruin your authority as a parent--especially as a stepparent. Take time to learn about good parenting and stepparenting. The next generation is depending on you.

What Not to Do

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October 18, 2019
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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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