We parents know that each of our children have unique strengths and weaknesses. It’s how God wired each of us for His purpose. How do we encourage those strengths and yet at the same time encourage perseverance in the things that don’t come naturally easy?
In our house we have a philosophy that is simply, “Do your best, then let God do the rest!” This doesn’t mean sit back and pray for a miracle, though! My kids know that we expect them to do their part.
Loving our neighbor can come in the form of including all kinds of unique kids in our group of friends. It can mean going the extra mile and learning about their specific behaviors.
When we talk to our kids about food allergies, we must reassure them that other children who may have a special diet are still just regular kids in most other ways! God created us all to be a little different.
We all have gone through our own set of challenges with our kids. Some of them academic, some of them emotional–but we have forged through as a family, using our own set of survival techniques!