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Here’s what I’d tell younger parents today: Study your young children. Protect them from just going along with the crowd—playing several sports at once like all of their friends do. Help them see their unique skillsets and what gives them soul-filling joy and point them in that direction. Sports can teach a lot of valuable lessons—I’m not saying it’s wasted time if they don’t become professional athletes—but don’t allow our culture’s slavish devotion to sports eclipse even more important and relevant lessons.

From my vantage point as an empty nest parent, I can tell you this: your greatest joy when your kids are young adults will be based on three things, in this order: their devotion to God, their devotion to their own family (their desire to stay connected with you, and their involvement in their own family if they have one), and watching their unique contribution to this world, whether that’s caring for others, creating products for others, or selling products to others (this world needs all three)   ...more

Kathleen Notes: Few things are more satisfying than seeing your adult children thrive as adults. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

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