Parenting On Purpose
A Life Hack is a proverbial truth that simplifies complicated issues.
“These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young. Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.” Proverbs 1:4-5 NLT
“Train children to live the right way, and when they are old, they will not stray from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NCV
1. Start with a plan.
Age 0-5: Disciplining them to respect, honor, & obey authority.
“If you do not punish your children, you don’t love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them.” Proverbs 13:24 NCV
Age 5-12: Training them to learn values and the reason why.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB1995
Age 12-19: Coaching them to see their potential and purpose in life.
“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”
Proverbs 20:5 NIV
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Age 19+: Maintaining a mutually beneficial friendship.
“It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong.” Proverbs 24:3 NIV
2. Strengthen your principles.
✓ Identify your unique values.
“This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
✓ Identify your single most important objective.
“An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions.”
Proverbs 17:24 GN
✓ Check your progress regularly.
“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.”
Proverbs 21:5 Message
3. Stay present.
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.” Psalms 127:3-5 NLT