I learned a long time ago that you have to pick your battles with your kids, but with so many battles worth fighting, how do you choose?
It all starts with taking inventory of the values that matter most in your family. We like to keep things simple ’round these parts, honoring truth, character, worth, and kindness.
But how do we translate family values into battles worth fighting? I look to the behaviors and situations that threaten our values and prepare to do my part as an almighty parent to protect them.
I’m not going to tell you it’s a perfect system, but as a mother who once battled every single undesirable behavior with absolutely zero success, I can tell you that focusing on the qualities that matter most helps separate the wheat from the chaff. I choose to believe that fighting for the things that matter most will produce enough goodness to fill in any gaps.
Take a look at 10 fights I believe are worth having with my kids – after the jump!
Which fights do you believe are worth having with your kids?
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