“I know I should teach my kids to do chores, but I don’t have time to train them to clean up to my standards. It’s a lot easier to just do the housework myself.”
“My child is having a conflict with friend. But I don’t want to make waves with that family.”
“My child refuses to eat vegetables.”
These are just a few examples of instances parents face every day – situations in which there’s no clear right or wrong solution.
I don’t know about you, but these can be some of my most frustrating moments of parenthood.
As a Christian parent, I long to teach my children what’s right. And that task is so much simpler (though not necessarily easier) when the “right answers” are clear.
Like obey your parents; be kind to one another; thou shalt not steal. Cut-and-dried, just the way I like it.
But what about when the answers aren’t so clear? What do we do when we come across problems which seem to have no certain solution?
This is an excerpt from a post I wrote for Satisfaction Through Christ, where I’m sharing a rule of thumb that has been so helpful in my parenting journey.
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