Day 5: Forgiveness
Chapter Title: Respect What Your Kids Need to Know
Prayer Focus: Extended Family
Once we realize the foundation for raising uncommon kids starts at home (and more importantly, within a parent’s heart), we can begin to examine how this manifests itself on the other side of our front door. Thus, section two deals with your attitude towards others.
A foundational trait in this effort is forgiveness, and often our biggest mission field can be found within our extended family. We must convey to our children that forgiveness is more about freeing ourselves than excusing others, while at the same time teaching them how to establish healthy boundaries.
Mentor Mom Moment: I knew I couldn’t write this book without including words of wisdom from my spiritual mama, Jackie Kendall. She wrote the book on forgiveness (literally – it’s called “Free Yourself to Love” and I highly recommend it) and in this mentor mom moment entitled “Raising Good Forgivers”, she documents 5 coaching tips on what it takes to raise your child as a good forgiver.
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