It can be difficult as a parent to know what to do when your child starts acting stubborn. It seems ingrained in some children to be full of sass, and they do it to the best of their abilities. This leaves a lot of parents pulling out their hair, wondering what to do. How can you get your child to listen to you and work with you rather than do the opposite of whatever you say?
Autumn is a season of change and while the leaves fall and fireplaces are starting to light this is a great time to allow Jesus to light a fire in our hearts. This October and November we have four great opportunities for adults to draw deeper into the presence and love of God.
Many of our kids are growing up with the mentality that there is something inherently painful or wrong with waiting. The media and society in general keeps telling them so. Yet waiting can be one of the best character-building tools available, encouraging patience, wise money management, and industriousness. Delayed gratification leads to a deeper appreciation of the thing that they worked hard and waited for, as well as practical lessons on the value of money and a good work ethic.