Grow Elementary Update
May 7, 2018
DO THIS: MORNING TIME
Cut out a heart on a sheet of paper and write, "Lying is trouble even if you don't get caught. It's trouble for your heart. Be sure to protect your heart!" Post the heart cut out somewhere where your child will see it in the morning.
THINGS YOU'LL NEVER REGRET AS A PARENT
By Carey Nieuwhof
Yes, it really was a bad idea to give your six-year-old access to the finger paints while you did the laundry. And maybe it wasn’t all that wise when you had that fight heated conversation in the kitchen when the kids were watching cartoons.
We all have regrets.
But the flip side is also true.We all have things we’ll never regret doing as a parent. And if you think about doing things you'll never regret, you can actually do them more often.
Here are some things I think you’ll never regret as a parent:
1. Taking family vacations
It can be so hard to find both time and money to get away, but it’s been one of the best things we’ve done as a family over the years.While staycations can be decent, a vacation moves everyone out of their native environment. All of you move into new experiences and new environments together. Even if you don’t have a ton of money, borrow someone’s house for the weekend (we’ve done that), and change up the scenery. Moments away will become some of your kids’ fondest memories—and yours . . .
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