How Parents Can Back Off But Still Love Their Kids

I think this is something that we can all learn–how to love our kids and what they do without being overbearing and pressuring them.

http://growingleaders.com/blog/what-parents-should-say-as-their-kids-perform/

Elmore has some great things to say here, especially as it pertains to simply supporting our kids in what they do, whether it be sports, music, drama, or whatever it is.  I also like that he cited the years of research that supports his view of simply being there for our kids and simply letting them know that we love them.  Let’s use the “six simple words” stated in this article to help our kids relax when they perform: “I love to watch you play.”  That’s all they really need to know.  Oh, you can substitute “play” with “perform,” “act,” or whatever.  But by saying those six simple words, you are affirming your kid without evaluation, pressure, or judgment.  And how empowering can that be for our children, to be loved unconditionally!  How many of us would have like the same thing as we were growing up?

Ephesians 6:4 (New International Version)

 4 Fathers,do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

http://classic.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph%206:4&version=NIV

Blessings,

Randall

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About august589

I'm currently a radio announcer but I'm currently pursuing a Master's in Mental Health Counseling degree. In these blogs, I want to bring a Biblical perspective to mental health and psychological issues that I find as I peruse the internet.
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