So... How has your year started out? Did you make any New Years Resolutions? Set any specific goals for you or your family? Our household has been in some sort of roller coaster since last September. Just when it seems to calm down the ride starts again. I like roller coasters but not the kind that life throws at you when you least expect it.
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to read Trophy Child by Ted Cunningham. Also known as The Anti-Tiger Mom Book. Is your home child-centered? Do you do things for your kids so it doesn't make you look bad? Another word for this is vanity parenting. Our culture is obsessed with performance and that can lead to having expectations from our kids based on the world's standards. Not what God intended them to be.
"Trophy Child will help you create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly Father-and you know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential as children of God."
Ted speaks truth to parents of this era. The time is now to take children off of the pedestal and prepare them for bigger things than themselves. This book contains 9 chapters and it's a great book. You can get your copy here.