3 Easy Ways Parents Can Overcome Worries About their Children

3 Easy Ways Parents Can Overcome Worries About their Children

Posted by : Blyton Pinto | Parenting

Parenting is not a full-time job. It's a lifetime job. However old your child is, you will have one or the other worry for or about them

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As a father of 4 kids ranging from 17 to 2 years at the time of writing this article,  I can authoritatively state that I worry about my oldest the same as the youngest. Only the kind of worry is different. It's not that I have a worrying nature but I'm referring to normal worries any parent will have for their kids. The trigger for these worries are dangers to the well-being of our kids that we parents perceive, be it imaginary or real.

While we can worry about a thousand different things regarding our kids, I’ll focus on just 3 common ones in this article.

Is our baby growing normally in the mother’s womb?

Parents start worrying about their child even before he/she is born. The most prevalent worry is about the baby’s growth, all through the pregnancy. Will the child be mentally challenged, will all the 5 senses develop normally, will there be genetic defects etc. Some medical professionals feed on this fear and amplify it further by mentioning all the possible negative outcomes and gloomy recommendations to address them.  But remember.....

Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you came to birth, I consecrated you;”

Is our child doing well at school?

Competition in schools is so high that some parents are inevitably sucked into the rat race. It’s quite natural for parents to start worrying about their children's academic performance or social acceptance or physical and mental safety. Is my child losing out on the best parts? Are they unfairly treated? Are they unjustly denied opportunities? Is anyone bullying them? Once again, remember.....

Isaiah 54:13
“All your children will be taught by Yahweh And great will be your children’s prosperity”

Does my teenager have bad company?

As your child grows into a teenager, he/she starts spreading his/her wings and begins to venture out of the safety of the home, independently or unaccompanied by you. They form relationships on their own. While most of these friendships are known to you, you always have a lurking fear whether any of those friends turn out a negative influence. Or is there any relationship taking off absolutely behind your back? Are they experimenting with vices? Have they committed acts that are dangerous to their wellbeing? Have they committed any sin? To counter these worries, remember.....

Proverbs 22:6
“Give a lad a training suitable to his character And, even when old, he will not go back on it”

In summary, it is very natural for parents to be worried about their kids, at every stage of their lives. But it is an even bigger fact that we have instructions from God on how to handle every situation and worry. A common saying we all would have heard - Don’t tell God how big is your worry but tell your worry how big is your God.

Do you worry about your kids? What worries you and how do you tackle your fears?

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you liked it or know of someone else who may like it, I'd appreciate if you share.

Blyton.

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