Real hospitality throws open not just its front door but also its heart and says you belong right here because your company brings me delight and pleasure. It’s not being tolerated or putting on a happy face or behaving a certain way. It’s not a carefully chosen menu with perfectly folded napkins.
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Remind your kids that bad choices do not equal bad kids, and then begin to steer the conversation towards the things that child does well. Every child has something to praise. Challenge your child to “catch them being good” and give them a compliment when they do!
Each week there seems to be another controversial issue that leads some folks to share their opinions in hateful ways and some other people to disagree in equally nasty ways. How can we disagree in ways that are helpful not hurtful?
When you see those mom squads together, they seem happy and fierce. Why isn’t your current season of life isn’t answering the longing in your heart for your own tribe? You want to be seen. You want to belong. You want to fit.
While in an ideal world these groups of children would get along and become good friends, that’s just not how it works. Classmates don’t have to be friends anymore than adults have to be friends with a coworker or someone at church.
Here you are safe, you are important, a critical piece of who we are and what we’re building. So put your head on my shoulder, wipe those tears on my sleeve, and hear what I have to say next, love. You’re not THAT important
I’ve noticed that a lot of us brag on our kids at really inappropriate times.