Buillding your Kids Character

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The best character-building lessons are learned from trials. Don't inhibit your child's growth by rescuing them from or taking over difficult situations.

To stand back and see your kid suffering, this would be a very very difficult thing. As parents, it is in our system to naturally react by protecting them from anything harmful and as much as possible save them from all the possible grief or hurt that in the future may cause them.

But in our suffering moments, this is the time when we kneel to God and hold on to Him more than ever. Surely we will not deprive this from our children, to know God and to have a stronger faith?

To let them fight their own battles, that is what we must prepare them for. This is the limit that we should draw ourselves to our children. Love them deeply as we do, in the end, how they come out of every trial is what's important. When they overcome the trials, positive characters are also built.

Character-building lessons are rarely learned from the triumphs of life.

But that's not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love.
- Romans 5:3-5

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