Stress on our children...

Tiffany - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey Ladies,

Sorry I haven't had any activity here for a long time. Our internet at home has been out and we just now got it back up and running. I cannot access FB at school and we have been so busy with church issues and then with finals.....the list could go on and an forever! I see that I have responses to my last post but I can't figure out how to access them.

Anyway, we have BIG church issues right now and that stress my husband and I feel right now I know must go over to our children. We have to keep reminding each other, GENTLENESS!! Patience, GRACE!!! That combined with the full moon last week have been so wonderful!

Do you ever catch yourself having more patience with your students at school than your own children? I guess it's the same reason our children are better for their teachers than they are for us. I have three children, twin boys that are in kindergarten, Tyler and Collin, and a two-year old daughter, Abby. We asked our boys yesterday why they are so good and school and not so good at home? Tyler said, "Because we love school!" So of course my high school teacher in me had to respond back,"Oh, so you don't love mom and dad but you love school." It is kinda a double-edged sword!

Well, I tried to add all of you ladies to my circle and I will try to be a much better host as long as my computer doesn't crash again and my internet stays up and going!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!



Carmen - posted on 06/30/2009




Hi, Tiff....I can remember when Josh and Esther were younger., Honestly, when they were toddlers, I would dread going to church during the week. I'd tell my husband that I felt as if I was babysitting. I couldn't get into worship, and never mind the sermon.

But one valuable piece of advice I can share regarding "damage control" and how not to stress our kids out....make it a rule never to talk about church business around them. You may think that they're engage in other activities, but they're not. They're listening and this can really damage them. This practice can even affect their decision to follow Christ beyond their high school days. Beware.

Also, speak candidly to the congregation regarding how they should relate to your kids. Tell them not to have such high expectations of them...more than what they'd expect from their own.

I think this is it for now. I'll share more next time.

God bless!

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