Parenting

The objective of the parenting class is to help one-parent and two-parent family’s open avenues and to help the family’s understand the difficulties in raising children while maintaining a positive household.  Marriage and parenting are both very complicated that doesn’t come with a manual and when divorce or the possibility of divorce is introduced life just got harder.  It is very important for a family to remain stable regardless of what the family is experiencing.  It is this stability that will provide the children with a sense of security.

It is hard for each person in the family to look into the mirror and realize that we all have fallen short of the glory of God.  When dealing with family members and even friends it is important not to allow our self-centeredness to get in the way.

A critical reminder is this: “In all disputes or arguments both people have contributed to the argument/dispute.”   When a disagreement is taking place ask one question: “What did I do to add to the disagreement?”

Stay away from statements like:
“Can’t you do anything right?”
“You never ….”
“I told you so …”
“You always …”
“I don’t want to discuss it …”
“When will you ever learn …”
“How many times do I have to tell you …”

Last but not least: “If you don’t want your children to lie to you then don’t ask them to lie for you.”