Are you parenting the strong-willed child? The audio message and free download in this post will offer you hope that you can both survive and thrive in this season!
I am both the surviving parent of a strong-willed child and the surviving strong-willed child of strong-willed parents!
How about you?
One. or both?
Then this short message is for you!
Parenting the strong-willed child (with free download)
I grew up hearing the story that encapsulated my own strong-willed nature. I was almost three and decided I didn’t want to remain in my big girl bed. After trying numerous softer tactics, it was time to draw a line in the sand. My parents explained that if I got out of bed again, I would be spanked.
And thus began round one of a double-digit prize fight. My dad would tuck me in bed, remind me of the directive and the consequences, and walk out of the room. He’d stay beside the door and hope I chose to obey. Over and over again, I got up and began playing with toys. Over and over again, he entered the room, fulfilled his promise, and offered a new chance to obey.
Are you smiling at the way I framed that? He fulfilled his promise. Yes, the promise was that if I got out of bed, I would be spanked. While he kept his promise, my mom stood in the shadows and cried.
Eventually, I wore out and dad won.
And 20+ years later ~ I was the one crying and the one worn out.
I know a thing or two about strong-willed children.
I was one. I raised one.
And I have a little hope for you, sister!
Podcast: Strong-willed child | Strong-willed Parent
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I promise you’ll be encouraged on this journey!
And that’s important … because this is Kingdom Work!
Free Download: Hope for Parents of Strong-Willed Children
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Encouragement for moms can be hard to find.
You’ll be reminded why everything you do matters for God and for your family.