How do I react to my childrens’ misdemeanours in a Christ-Like way?

Adopting Star

imageA fellow adoptive Mum, recently asked the following question.

“How do I react to my adopted childrens’ misdemeanours, in Christ?”

This got me thinking…..

How do I react.
Answer: not very well… Sometimes very badly.

So, how do I react to my children’s misdemeanours IN A CHRIST-LIKE way?

I have started asking myself these questions:

1. Am I reacting out of pride? Is my greatest concern what other people think of me. Or is my concern for what this behaviour is telling me that my children need.
2. Am I reacting from a place of anxiety? Am I so busy worrying about the consequences of this behaviour in the future that I am unnecessarily making things worse in the present. (It is unhelpful for my inner dialogue to be “what are we going to do if you can’t learn to do this by the time you are [insert age or…

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