Your kids need you.
They need to know that deep down they are loved. The need the reassurance that they are wonderful in your sight. Their quirks need to be celebrated. Their differences need to be embraced.
If your kids don’t receive encouragement, love, grace, and delight from you they will try to find it in the world. They will have a hole in their soul that may never be filled. They may never receive God’s love because they won’t know what real love looks like.
How glorious the splendor of the human heart that trusts that it is loved. ~Brennan Manning
Understand that kids are kids. They are immature. They will make a lot of mistakes. Don’t let anger and disappointment cloud your thinking. They are human beings who deserve as much love and grace as you do. Especially when they screw up.
Parenting is a God-sized responsibility. Some days are really hard. Some seasons are rough. There’s no way around it.
Never stop working for an honest and open relationship with your kids. They may push back, but they will know they are loved.
Always fight for the hearts of your kids.
They need you.