Often over the course of my career I have said, parenting is the toughest job you will ever love and hate. The purpose of parenting is to help a child sent here by the Creator to find, fulfil, and thrive in their purpose. This begins by teaching them how to be a remarkable person. It continues with teaching them how to love the creator, how to be guided and directed by Him, and ultimately to walk in the purpose He sent them here to do.
Interstingly enough a large part of parenting is doing this yourself. Dr Phil McGraw makes a great statement, "You cannot leave where you haven't been." emission Pete ene is to help parents to inspire, motivate and empower their children to become remarkable adults. I often get asked how do you do that?
My answer is you inspire by living your own dream and talking about the things you're doing to accomplish them.
You motivate by helping your children find out what they're good at, what they love to do, and helping them to find ways to do it. Then encouraging them on every step of the way.
Empowerment comes as we teach children how to make decisions, based on who God made them to be, teaching them to follow in His statues, and encouraging them to follow where the Holy Spirit leads.
God expect Christian parents to raise a Holy generation. Holy means loving Him, placing His standards and His statutes above all else, while loving our neighbors as ourselves. it is our job to live this out in front of our children. It is also our job to talk about these things (as we drive down the road, when when we are chilling at home, when relaxing with barbecue and lemonade with our friends, on playdates, placign God's Word on iPhones, iPads, and CD players.)
Children live the life they see their parents live. Inspiring, motivating, and empowering your children, in the end is all about inspiring motivating, and empowering yourself. you can do this!
Believe in Parenting!