Parents of the most successful kids do…
From an interesting article I read this week, here are 10 of the most important things those parents do to raise successful kids. On the front end I’ll tell you, I found it sad that no where in this are a relationship with God or the church mentioned.
We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there’s a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for success and happiness in their own lives. Parental priorities aren’t the only factor, of course. There are plenty of stories out there about people who defied the odds and achieved great success despite their parents’ involvement, not because of it. Still, scientists and researchers have made a lot of progress studying what the parents of the larger share of successful people have in common.
- They move to the best neighborhood they can afford.
- They model and encourage good relationships.
- They praise their children the right way.
- They encourage them to do their own work.
- They ensure their kids know they will always support them.
- They help them to become resilient.
- They advocate for them at school.
- They remind them of their high expectations for them.
- They hope that they marry the right person.
- They encourage them to act like entrepreneurs.
Of course those are some things to strive for in trying to raise successful kids. But please keep in mind that as god(ly)-parents, you are called to so much more than merely helping your child become successful. It all starts with God. It has too. And close to it has to be a relationship with a church family that cultivates bonds that almost surpass that of your bloodline family. Let’s raise successful kids, but let’s do it the right way by starting with God and allowing Him to permeate all the way down and through this list of 10, and so many more, good suggestions.
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Challenge Youth Conference 2019
CYC is just around the corner! On February 22-24, the Fairlane Youth Ministry will be taking a group of 44 adults and students on the weekend trip to Pigeon Forge. We will also be partnering with about 20 adults and students from Wartrace Church of Christ. Please begin and continue praying over this weekend for our adults, students, and their families. This event in particular, serves as a highlight for many in our group year in and year out. This year’s theme is “Unashamed” and we pray that God will work through the Scripture chosen for the weekend and the speakers who present the truth from it to us. We also pray that God will move through the times of worship that we experience there to leave us as the worshipper, forever changed for His glory.
There are still several CYC participants that we haven’t received notarized Medical Release Forms, Adult Background Check Forms, or payments from. If this is you, please check your email account that was submitted with your online registration as it will contain a reminder from us including a PDF version of the corresponding form needed for you and/or your student(s). Also, please remember that for those traveling to CYC with the group, we will be leaving on Friday the 22nd from the Fellowship Hall at as close to 12:00pm (noon) as possible. If you are an adult chaperone driving and I haven’t heard from you regarding when you will be traveling to CYC on that Friday, please let me know as soon as possible as we continue planning for our weekend together.
~ Michael Rector