This week, I saw a family needing help with discipline of their third grader. This family has been willing to go through much of the Parenting with Love and Logic book with me. I am very impressed with the techniques given to parents in this book. It is a great way to introduce some key concepts necessary for any parent: natural consequences and empathetic responses. I can't say I always do it right with my parenting. Each day, we have more of a chance to get it right. God gives us the new day....and I try to use this new day to direct my life towards him. At work and at home....but especially with kids who need a little God in their lives.
As a social worker in a school, I am able to use art and play to meet a child where they are emotionally. This chance to just see them and their needs as a priority...gives them a touch of God. I don't have to share that is where my energy comes from. That God tells me what they need. I don't plan much, God does. He prepares the counseling session. Thank the Lord. I hope He meets you at work and home too.