In this coarse world, parenting is seldom smooth. The difficulty level is somewhere between inventing the cure for cancer and solving the Mid-East conflict. There are parenting ideas that work most of the time. There are ideas that never work. Then there are ideas that work– depending on what kid you are dealing with. But, rest assured, there is no cosmic secret to parenting that the rest of the world is keeping from you. We ALL struggle.
I’m not going to embarrass myself by giving you detailed steps for parenting. Here’s my encouragement.
“It’s going to be interesting to see what God does.”
Bruce, a friend of mine, recently said something to me that sums it all up. Referring to his twenty-something daughter who is going through some challenges, he said, “It’s going to be interesting to see what God does.” That simple statement of faith took the burden of fixing his daughter’s problems off his own shoulders and onto God’s shoulders where it should be. Know that God is going to do something positive in the life of your kid and be excited to see what it will be.