crack open the books. Here is some great advice from Tim Keller on all
things related to raising children. No, this is not the Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian in Manhattan. Regardless, this TK offers real nuggets of truth—a little more of what I need to incorporate into our family.
It is our first "Back-to-School Night" without anyone in school since 1994. Two College graduates and four degrees later, it still seems like yesterday that our little buddies were starting school. Here are some
of my thoughts:
1. Don't compare your kids with each other or someone else's. God made them each unique.
2. Don't let anyone put your kid in a box. Genius comes in many forms. Grades are only one measurement.
3. Relieve yourself and your family from the pressure of perfect. Relax. Be okay with mistakes. Let your home be a safe place for attempts and failures.
4. Make sure your kids know that you love them regardless of their behavior or performance. True love is unconditional.
5. Sometimes kids would rather just be with their parents and have fun than be on a sports team. There is nothing wrong with not being in organized sports.
6. Ask your kids what they think about things. You may be pleasantly surprised.
7. Compare your parenting with how God fathers us, not with what other parents do.
8. Competition is way overrated. Cooperation is very powerful in a family.
9. Let your house be a fun place. Laugh more. Lighten up.
10. "Since time flies, make sure you are flying First Class."
(Taken from https://www.facebook.com/tim.keller.779 .)