As a parent, which child do you ADMIRE MORE-the COMPLAINT, OBEDIENT one or the REBELLIOUS,
I am a parent of 12 (yes, 12) birth, adopted, and step children (already grown when I married their father). I can honestly say of the children I actually raised, I LOVE them all unconditionally. I ADMIRE them all for their individual qualities. I guess you could say I love them in different ways. Those that were more rebellious and difficult to raise were definitely frustrating, but each have attributes that endear them to me. Those that were obediant, compliant children were obviously easier to raise, but also had attributes that were frustrating. Each child is a unique, precious gift that was a privilige to raise. And yes, I would do it all over again. Even the rebellious ones.
The Heart ... the Heart ... The Heart, Grace. A girl spilt my coffee at Costa's Coffee this morning. She was so sorry! So apologetic! So kind! I felt the beauty of her Heart infinitely more that the wrong of the coffee that she spilt.
From the spiritual point of view, obedience is a much higher virtue, but when we are looking at children, the inner qualities are infinitely more important. One may be rebellious, complaining and yet incredibly kind, empathetic and generous. The old adage that it is by their fruits that we shall know them, still stands. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid ... not for long.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 7 years ago
Why do REBELLIOUS CHILDREN tend to be EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL in life as opposed to OBEDIENT CHILDRENwho don't EVEN achieve the SUCCESS LEVEL that the former does? Many noted celebrities e.g. Vanessa L. Williams and Madonna stated in their biographies/autobiographies that as children and...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
For intelligent, insightful, & analytical thinkers only. The WORST thing parents can teach their children is obedience. Obedient children tend to be followers, never leaders. Furthermore, obedient children will never be independent thinkers nor creators. They are merely yes...
by JS Matthew 5 years ago
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by Karen Hellier 10 years ago
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