I just wanted you to  know that if you struggle with parenting intentionally you are not alone. I find its easier many times to let myself  just “be busy”and let the kids play with their legos or watch videos for long periods of time.

 

They do such a super job of entertaining themselves and playing together that I take advantage of that.

 

But… there has to be more. I’m not being a responsible parent if I allow pleasure and entertainment to be the focus of their lives. 

 

Parenting with purpose.

 

My job as a parent is never done in this season of life, my boys are 6 and 8 and I need to be intentional. They are growing up so fast!
I should write out this verse and tape it to my wall…

 

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

 

I need to be involved in training them and this has to be a discipline of mine. I need to teach them God’s word and how to live obediently to him.

 

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7

 

Intentional parenting.

School may be done but there is much to teach my boys about how to live a successful life in this world.

 

I need to teach them not only that they can trust God and his word, but how to trust. I am their living example of this.

 

And it starts with me, personally. Am I obeying God? Am I being faithful?

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

 

 

Well.

I am working on this in my home and perhaps I’ll share with you later how I’m going about it and how its coming along.

 

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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about family life and travel here on her blog Hall of Fame Moms and has been interviewed on Ohio Podcast, local radio and Prepper Chicks. Find more info on her About Page.