My son adores Tim Tebow right now and I’m glad he has him to look up to. For us in this gentleness challenge, Michelle Duggar is a role model in the area of gentleness. When I look at the picture of Michelle next to me… I see two similiar women – we love God, our husbands, children and our homes. We both homeschool and I’d say we are a smiley pair! I also see two very different women. We have different philosophies on a few things in life including the fact that she has a few more children then me (17 more to be exact!) . But one of our biggest notable differences would be that her tone of voice is SO much sweeter than mine. If you want to see an example of a Gentle Mom – just tune into TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting – because Michelle is the ultimate “real life” Gentle Mother.
On the Duggars old website they had posted their top 5 parenting tips – and I wrote them down. # 5 read like this:
Ask God to help you conquer anger because it can destroy your relationship with your children. Praise them ten times more than you correct them.
This weeks challenge: In week 2 we focused on bringing our voices down low close to a whisper when we feel like yelling. In week 3 – we focused on anger management. This week add in words of praise for Christlike qualities. Be specific and really pay attention to the godly things your children are doing. Try to do what the Duggars do – and praise your children 10 times more than you correct them.
Walk with the King!