Posts Tagged children

Overriding the negative emotions for your child

“When bonding fails to occur between parents and a particular child, both generations stand to suffer. The mother, especially, is likely to experience great feelings of guilt for her lack of affection for this individual”. (Pg. 84) Dr. Dobson

But as the image below illustrates we can override whatever prevents a parent from having the necessary affection for that child.

“First, I believe it is possible in many cases to override one’s emotions by an iron-clad determination of the will. Feelings often follow behavior. If you make up your mind to love and care for each of you children equally, you might be surprised to find that the barriers isolating that “special” boy or girl are crumbling”. (Pg. 86) Dr. Dobson

Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.

For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) tha it is granted to you, and you will get it. Mark 11:23-24

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The Challenge that children can bring

This should be a nice change of pace, switching from marriage over to raising children. We will be referring to the book by Dr. James C. Dobson – Parenting isn’t for Cowards.

He gives a great example in the first chapter, Pg. 9, about a family that had three perfect children. Its what he referred to as “easy” children. They never complained, always kept their room clean, “spoke politely”, “musically talented”, “and even had teeth that did not need straightening”. Of course, this is the kind of parents that would freely give out advice to other parents, until, they had their fourth child while still in their forty’s. Suddenly, they discontinued their counseling services. Because according to Dr Dobson the new little one, “He loves to fight with his parents and already knows considerably more than they. Just ask him. He will tell you.” Pg. 10

My children are 15, 14, and 8 years of age. Its amazing to observe their similarities and distinctions. I’m guessing as parents we all have one thing in common, we want the very best for our children.

Is. 54:13
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the prosperity of your children.

Online book study – Parenting Isn’t For Cowards – Dr. James C. Dobson

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