Practical Pointers for Powerful Parenting

Pray! Pray! Pray!
Open your arms and your heart.
Wait patiently. Maturing is a process.
Enlist children to help with chores.
Read together.
Forget the past and move forward.
Understand you child's temperament.
Lavish sincere compliments.

Practice what you preach.
Attend church together.
Reach out to others together.
Eat meals together.
Never be afraid to say "I'm sorry."
Talk with, not at, your child.
Investigate. Ask lots of questions.
Notice what hurts your child.
Give God the glory.

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