Saturday, April 07, 2012

G is for Grace based parenting

My dear wife has also used Grace for her word of the day, and I agree whole-heartedly. It is not just word of the day, but word of the life-time.

As far as grace and parenting is concerned, I first saw this a few months ago while looking for parenting resources online. Dr Timothy Kimmel uses this as the basis of his teaching for parents, which focuses us on the understanding of what Grace is, how it has been offered to us, and then passing it along to our kids. It does not mean letting them away with everything, it means giving them love when they step outside their boundaries.

Too many times I hear, "It was good enough for me, its good enough for my kids," as an excuse for what I would label harsh treatment of their kids. It may be time to stop the cycle of harshness in your family. It can begin with you and me.

From Dr Kimmel's site:
                                      "As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it – creating a sound                                                     foundation for raising morally strong and spiritually motivated children."


Anonymous said...

We went to see Dr. Kimmel in Barrie one time. We often recall the story he told about letting his kid sleep with an office chair on his bed. His kid wanted to do it, and they figured it wouldn't hurt anything so they just let it go. Just last week Valerie said, "Don't worry about it... its her "office chair"." Don't sweat the small stuff, I guess is what it means.


Elizabeth Hernandez said...

Grace seems to the be one of the poplar words of choice for the challenge with the letter G. It is fun reading what every one is writing!

Betty Alark said...

The word, Grace always touches my heart!

Greetings! It is very nice to make your aquaintance!

I am a parent and I certainly relate to what you are expressing!

Great theme for "G"

Hope you're enjoying the challenge!

JennaQuentin said...

Struggled through a day with my 2 year-old seems every time I give him mercy, this marvelous strong-willed child walks all over me. So glad God gives me grace for tomorrow!

Also, I've tagged you in a Lucky 7 meme post here -
Have a great week!

Christine said...

Grace is the word of the day - Happy Easter!

I'm stopping by from the A -Z Challenge. I'll be passing a link to your blog along to my husband also!

God Bless.

Coffee in the Garden
In the Care of the Great Physician

Sarah Pearson said...

I don't believe in 'if it was good enough for me ... ' . You're right, too often that's an excuse. Do people forget how it made them feel as children?

Join Us For Breakfast said...

We've got 3 of Kimmel's books if you want to borrow them.

ninest123 said...

louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, louboutin pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet, ralph lauren pas cher, louis vuitton, nike air max, gucci outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet, burberry, air jordan pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, jordan shoes, longchamp, nike roshe run, oakley sunglasses, nike outlet, prada handbags, ugg boots, tory burch outlet, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, nike free, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, prada outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, louboutin shoes, replica watches, sac longchamp, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, louis vuitton, air max, uggs on sale, ray ban sunglasses, kate spade outlet

ninest123 said...

true religion jeans, hermes, north face, michael kors, true religion jeans, air force, michael kors, coach outlet, lacoste pas cher, kate spade handbags, mulberry, ralph lauren uk, nike roshe, vans pas cher, michael kors, lululemon, ugg boots, burberry, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, new balance pas cher, nike air max, nike blazer, michael kors outlet, ray ban pas cher, hollister pas cher, hogan, true religion outlet, hollister, oakley pas cher, nike free run uk, sac guess, burberry outlet online, ray ban uk, north face, nike air max, true religion jeans, coach purses, vanessa bruno, michael kors outlet, timberland, nike air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, tn pas cher, replica handbags, abercrombie and fitch, converse pas cher, michael kors

ninest123 said...

soccer jerseys, abercrombie and fitch, ray ban, timberland boots, hollister, babyliss, hollister, nike trainers, mcm handbags, beats by dre, baseball bats, vans, hollister, louboutin, herve leger, nfl jerseys, asics running shoes, valentino shoes, soccer shoes, chi flat iron, nike air max, vans shoes, converse, lululemon, p90x workout, celine handbags, new balance, longchamp, bottega veneta, north face outlet, reebok shoes, north face outlet, birkin bag, nike huarache, jimmy choo shoes, converse outlet, nike air max, instyler, ralph lauren, ghd, nike roshe, wedding dresses, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, mac cosmetics, iphone cases, mont blanc, oakley, ferragamo shoes, gucci