Here is the second tip on parenting into and out of freedom.
You can’t parent “out of something”.
If you try to parent out of hurt, anger, bitterness, rejection, or any other wounded place the results are never in your favor. You will always end up acting or reacting according to your own wounded places. We must first recognize our need for freedom in a specific area and properly deal with it in order to provide a healthy parenting experience for our children.
Typically the very thing that we need to get free from comes from our own childhood. We don’t want to make our children pay for hurts and wounds that they were not even around to inflict. What we parent out of is what we duplicate. There are many things in my life that I want to be duplicated in my children but on the other hand there are things I do not. It is up to me to filter my own “stuff” in order to ensure I am not making a way for the wounds of the past to be duplicated in my future generations.
In what areas of your life do you want to gain freedom? What “wound” do you want to keep from your future generations? Ask the Holy Spirit to speak truth and help you start healing today.