Thursday, March 18, 2010

Parenting Workshop

Working on gathering my scattered thoughts for next week's Parenting workshops.What do I know from parenting????

What is the one thing you've heard me say or seen me do that you think I should remember to communicate?

What is your single best piece of advice - single? I have so many ideas swirling...but God has said, "Give them a vision for parenting." I hope to offer some practical tips, but GRACE and a vision for how valuable God considers parenting. What an honor to partner with Him in raising a generation.

What books or resources have blessed you?  I have my own list and am creating a handout....but maybe I've missed something great.

I've honestly been too busy searching the Word for our family and children, raising my children, to really come up with "steps to parenting" or what not. LOL  However, I find I have a lot of random "D's mottoes" that I live by and many of them have to do with parenting....they are just so scattered. I need an outline. LOL

I finished my thoughts on Intimacy for Wed a.m.
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Herding Grasshoppers said...

"No teenagers at this house".

Age of Opportunity - which I believe you recommended :o)

You have really blessed us, from afar, with what you've written about parenting young adults.

Gilda said...

"Age of Opportunity", "Shepherding a child's heart". We are raising young adults in our house and not teenagers. "Myth of the Teenager". "Do Hard Things" was another good book we liked. One thing I remember you mentioning on your blog was that you gave your children principles and not rules to live by. It gave them opportunity to make choices and form ideas for themselves while still giving them a boundry to live within.
Of course, we just finished leading a parenting seminar so we have a lot fresh in our minds. *grin*

Anonymous said...

I think your blog title is a wonderful statement.

Wilma in WV

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

OK - I'm on the right track here...but it's not coming together in an organized way....

I have

Mission of Motherhood
Secular View of Parenting
Biblcial View of Parenting

and THEN.....
Lessons I've learned or Drinking from a fire hose.... and I've listed all sorts of things - many of the things you are pointing out...but it's not ORGANIZED. LOL

Anonymous said...

I LOVE drinking from a fire hose!

Anonymous said...

Sis: Just be yourself and share what has worked for you. One thing I love about your family is the LOVE that abounds and the way you play family games which brings a lot of learning..... never mind the age everyone plays and they all help each other.... UNTIL they are well matched and then they compete but all in a good way.

LOVE is so important and I see waht the lack of love does to kids in school........... Kida have to have love period. /abd CONSISTANCY

love/prayers -- Mom T.