5 WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR KIDDOS WILL NEED COUNSELING AS AN ADULT!!

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  • Over The Top Celebration:  Everything is not a freakin big deal!  Don’t train your kiddos to expect their college room mates to clap, celebrate, cheer and front flip when they flush the toilet and take out the trash.
  • Fun To Fun:  I can’t stand city athletic programs and parents that don’t keep score when kiddos are playing a game.  Just in case you didn’t know the score is never just FUN to FUN…someone WINS and someone LOSES!!  Teach your kids to win humbly and loose with honor!
  • The Silent Treatment:  Your kiddos will need counseling if you give them the silent treatment.  So many parents give their kids the silent treatment when they are mad, disagree with their kiddos, when their kids play a bad game, when they walk away from Jesus, if they are gay, make a poor choice, choose stupid friends…  I think you get the idea!  We may not agree with our kiddos, but we must walk in maturity and keep all lines of communication open.
  • Be Best Friends:  You’re an adult for crying out loud!  Be your kids parent, not their best friend!
  • Be Perfect:  Your kiddos need to know that you fail, that your marriage is not perfect, that you have made stupid financial decisions…the last thing your kiddos need is a perfect mom and dad.

So here is the question of the day…

Do you make your (or did you make) your kiddos walk on egg shells?  If so, please share your story!!

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ChrisSprad
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Chris Spradlin (AKA Sprad) is passionate about Jesus, he doesn’t drink coffee, is bald, has a chinhawk, lives in Edmond, OK., loves to fly fish and snowboard. He has been married to his smoking hot wife Jodie for 18 years and they have 3 kiddos also known as Team Sprad. Chris if the founder of EpicParent.tv and has been in ministry for 20 years. He has served as a Pastor and Team Teacher with Craig Groeschel at LifeChurch.tv and currently serves on the Executive Team and a Team Teacher at the multisite NewHopeChurch.tv. You can find Chris on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

2 Comments on "5 WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR KIDDOS WILL NEED COUNSELING AS AN ADULT!!"

  1. Amanda May 1, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Ohhh… how I loathe the sports programs that do not keep score and everyone is a winner just for participating. I have yet to figure out what it teaches anyone.
    In my job I have some employees who played these sports when they first became popular. I am amazed at how upset they get when they don’t get recognition for doing the job they are paid to do, but someone else gets recognized for going above and beyond what is expected.

  2. Devon November 21, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Man do I get at my son when I spend MY money on him for things I have already bought and he has broke or ripped etc. He feels bad and recently offers me his piggy bank and wallet to help pay me back. Ugh I felt horrible. Like my 7 year old has the ability to actually understand my work and pay without experience. This website is helping me see as a single mom, I’m doing some things in a negative way and not even realizing it. thank you for creating this. I’m a single mom and its hard to know what is good and bad daily habits based on what I was brought up with and I know what i didn’t like as a child ie: being yelled at, and I do it to him often :( breaks my heart that the one I sacrificed it all for I treat harsh. so I thank you and everyone that contributes to this site and others for your time, experience, and dedication to doing it right.

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