Recently, a friend asked me to share my top ten list of parenting “pearls”—you know, those ten phrases you’re saying over and over again; those most important things you’re always praying about or discussing with your spouse.
It was actually harder than I thought it would be. So much of parenting is intuitive and boiling down my “pearls” to a list of ten was helpful for me to see exactly where my parenting is currently. I definitely want to continue emphasizing those parenting areas where we’ve been.
But looking over the list also showed me a few areas where I want to address more intentionally, too.
My Top 10 Parenting “Pearls”
- *The three most important decisions you’ll make in life include:
- choosing your master
- understanding your mission, and
- choosing your mate.
- Love Jesus with all your heart.
- We want you to be what the Lord leads you to be when you grow up; we want you to answer his unique call for you according to how he has gifted you.
- Remember your manners, get your elbows off the table, and chew with your mouth closed.
- Don’t interrupt when others are speaking.
- Think of others before yourself (we are always trying to always teach servanthood and humility).
- We’re a family; we work together as a team and we work together for one another’s success.
- Keep your hands to yourself.
- Get out of my purse! (Ugh. My kids love to rummage through my purse, and it drives me crazy!)
- We never tell publicly anything that would embarrass a family member; we only build each other up and offer encouragement.
What about you? What are your Top 10 Parenting “Pearls”?
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*I credit Randy Pope’s The Journey Bible study/discipleship program with this idea. I love, love, love it!
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