Parenting - Single Parent Style

“If you do not punish your children, you don’t love them,

But if you love your children, you will correct them.”

                                                     Proverbs 13:24 NCV

 

"Offer your children the most valuable resource you have - yourself."

                                                                                                                       Ron Deal

Parent - Who are you? 

 

The definition of parent is: One who raises a child; a father or mother. A guardian, protector, nurturer, to care for, raiser of a family. As a sheep herder stands and sleeps at the gate to protect his sheep, so do you as the sheepherder to your family.

 

“The most difficult job in the world is being a parent.”

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Big Mistakes by Single Parents

 

How many of these are you unintentionally making.

You can change and stop making them. Get to it...

 

  • Denying yourself a social life.

  • Failing to establish boundaries.

  • Labeling your children.

  • Setting expectations too high.

  • Refusing to seek professional therapy or help.

  • Not having a written schedule.

  • Allowing your children to take advantage of you.

  • Not getting along with your Ex to the detriment of your children.

  • Doing too much – more than you can handle easily.

  • Allowing your children to control you.

  • Showing favoritism to one child over another.

  • Not asking for help.

  • Trying to be perfect.

  • Trying to go it alone.

  • Not having a written budget and using it.

  • Denying that you or your children might need some counseling

Prayer for You & Your Children

 

Just you and God

 

Father, I need your help. My children need your help. My children are the most important people in my life. I love them so very much. We are struggling at times and are in need of your guidance and _____________________________________________________________.You know our needs. Please watch over us and shed your ever present love upon us as we go about our days. Thank you for caring for me and my children.

                                                                                                                    In Jesus name,

                                                                                                                    I Thank You

                                                                                                                    Amen

 

 

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 You can't be the parent you really want to be until you are healthy and fit yourself. You must first take care of yourself.

 EVERY DAY tell your children "THAT YOU LOVE THEM". Sprinkle them with praise.

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Ron Deal on Instilling Faith in Your Home

Ron shares examples from his own family and explains how being authentic and sharing your faith journey helps to instill faith in your kids.

 

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Don’t give up!

The worst mistake you can make is to pull away from your child because you don’t know how to handle a situation.

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Parenting is hard work

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Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry

heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NLT

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