Notes on Parenting

Insights for parenting babies, toddlers, teens, and young adults.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Blessing of a Difficult Child


A sweet and obedient child will enroll a father or mother only in Parenting 101. If you are blessed with a child who tests your patience to the nth degree, you will be enrolled in Parenting 505. Rather than wonder what you might have done wrong in the premortal life to be so deserving, you might consider the more challenging child a blessing and opportunity to become more godlike yourself. With which child will your patience, long-suffering, and other Christlike virtues most likely be tested, developed, and refined? Could it be possible that you need this child as much as this child needs you?
What Manner of Men and Women Ought Ye to Be?"

 A difficult child may break a parent's confidence, but it need not be so.  Remember that the Lord has a plan for you and your family.  He will guide you.  Read the rest of Elder Robbins' talk here.

By Lilly J
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