The Same Grace

I asked a wise man and father his best parenting advice. He said this:

“Extend the same grace to your own children that you show to other children.”

He explained that when other children make mistakes or act out in embarrassing ways, we often show massive amounts of love and grace. We respond with understanding and patience. But when our own children act in disappointing ways, we can scold and rebuke out of our frustration and embarrassment. 

At these moments, I remember to treat my daughters with the same grace I would someone else’s daughter. 

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