Encourage THINKING–Not the Thought!

Practice Parenting

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

We think that when our children are small we want to encourage them TO THINK.

We delight in all their funny thoughts and repeat every witty comment every said over a meal or to a grandparent!

When Scott said to my sister, “Why doesn’t God just kill the devil? Oh I know! He has that pitch forky thing!” I thought we would double over laughing. The theology did not worry us! The four-year-old was  THINKING!!!!

They make home runs and we CHEER! They strike out and we say, “You’ll get ‘em next time!” Most of all, when they are young we are the BIGGEST cheerleaders. They make a 100 on their spelling test and we see visions of ‘writer’ in their future. They flunk a math test and we cross ‘engineer’ off the list of…

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