Theme for January: Renewal and Resolution
Mole skin is a must, duct tape is hiker’s gold, and always- always stake down your tent. Three pieces of advice I recently gave to a family considering doing a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike. My hiking companions, and my daughter and I gained this wisdom the hard way.
Our blisters taught us about mole skin, a blown out shoe made duct tape a staple, and a whirlwind catching an unsecured tent made for Dorothy from Kansas moment.
Adversity is a good teacher. Its lessons become embedded in our mind. It causes us to do thing differently the next time…to be transformed.
Parenting Tip: Don’t fear adversity in your kid’s life. It will transform him onto a wiser and stronger individual. And he may even pass his knowledge along to someone else.
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.