It seems that many parents are concerned about winning their child’s heart. I believe parents need to be more concerned about not losing their child’s heart.
A child is born with the natural instinct to see his parents as “good” and to trust them. I am sure you have noticed that when a baby is in unfamiliar or uncomfortable surroundings, his instinct is to find his parents – or to cry until he is safely in their arms. In a young child’s mind, his parents are his entire world …
This post is part of the Strong Family Project series … a series that encourages families to grow closer, make memories, have fun and deepen their roots of faith over this summer. This includes a calendar for activities, printables, a Facebook group for encouragement, and a compilation of family-related posts from many different bloggers!
Sarah Ann, from Faith Along The Way, is the coordinator for this project and shares her heart:
When I think about how many weekends are left until my kids graduate from high school, I get a little teary and sentimental. Knowing that the days are long but the years are short makes me want to forge a strong family bond and to intentionally foster our relationships. I don’t want to look back with regrets and realize there were opportunities missed to make our moments matter.
More importantly, I don’t want the kids be grown and realize that my husband and I are strangers, and we’ve settled into routines as roommates, not partners.
In a world where modern philosophies and overstimulating technology vie for the hearts and attention of the family, we need to be proactive and ready to fight for a stronger family bond.
While prioritizing those relationships can seem daunting among the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Strong Family Project Challenge is designed to help you connect with your family in a fresh way and strengthen the bond of your relationships
If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your family and build relationships, I encourage you to visit this post for more information and to find out how you can benefit from this project too!