Deep down, most moms and dads want just two things: perfect kids and peace in the home.
I’m guessing those are on your list, too … perfection and peace. But, anyone who has teens knows the fallacy behind those goals. And when chaos reigns in the home … and our kids keep making goofy mistakes, what are we supposed to do?
Well, my suggestion is this. Change your perspective. Instead of aiming for perfection and peace … simply look for signs of progress. Have you strengthened your relationships since this time last year? Are you talking less and listening more? And are you personally growing as a parent?
God doesn’t demand perfection. But He does call us to grow!
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