Posts tagged parenting
Parenting Fail: Compassion & Repair

By taking responsibility for their actions—especially when those actions remind them of their connection with humanity in all its beautiful brokenness—our children recycle our parenting legacies in ways that help them to move toward suffering with understanding, identification, and a desire to connect and repair a world in desperate need of their passion and empathy.

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Parenting Fail: An Introduction

I've been thinking a lot about parenting lately. Most of us have some relationship with parents (good, bad, or indifferent), and a good number of us have become parents ourselves. There are many ideas about what constitutes good parenting (check any Barnes & Nobles or do a cursory search on Amazon), and most people think they know what constitutes bad parenting. I suspect that parenting is a lot like listening. Everyone thinks they're a good listener, but when I ask people how many people truly listen to them, most people can only think of 1 to 3 people. The math just doesn't add up.

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