Friday, March 24, 2006

3 Goals of Parenting...

I had lunch today with a friend who is 20 years and 3 kids ahead of me in life. I like to go to lunch with guys who have gone down the roads of life and fathering so I can pick their brains about stuff. We talked about being a parent and he summed up the goal of parenting in these three statements:

1. Teach your kids to become independent from you.
2. Teach your kids to be dependent on God.
3. Teach your kids they are responsible for their actions.

What do you think???


Lindsey said...

He's a wise man indeed...and has MUCH MORE wisdom to pass along the more you get to know him... Glad you got to spend some time with him.

chipearle said...

just beat them into submission. That's what I've done with my dogs and they are perfect. :-)

Mark said...

Chip...I always knew there was something a little strange about you, but now I'm starting to get a little better focus about what the problem is. btw..Cool email you sent today.