Permissive or Pressing Parenting

Kevin DeYoung, on parenting.

Are you too permissive or too over-bearing with your children?
Both are a problem. I like his point that we can be both at different times.
The Brian Regan reference didn't hurt any, either!

His main point was to lighten up when it's okay to do so. This could be misread, yes.

Parenting is a process of observing and guiding growth over a long time. We don't want children to still be children when they are 30, but that doesn't mean pressing child-like-ness out of your 10 year old. Nor does it mean falling asleep at the wheel as your kids follow the culture more than they honor their parents.

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