There is a rambling yellow house with a big porch on Azalea Street in Berry Hill. It’s a funky little area, a mish-mash of cottages where purveyors of vintage attire, dolls, used CDs plus this-n-thats sell their wares from within oldish walls that have been revived to new life. The yellow house sits off on a quieter street but is filled with the voices of children and teens, most days after school and on weekends too.
The house is called Daystar, and it’s a place where kids can come and feel safe, where they can open up and discover who they were created to be. Lucky for us–tonight Daystar staff came to our school tonight to share some of their tried-and-tested wisdom about Raising Kids of Character.
Just thought I would include some sound bites for your perusal. Feel free to stick around and chew on ’em. Take all the time you need…
- Parents tend to make their kids into what they think they should become, instead of who they were created to be.
- Character cannot be lectured into a child. And no, saying it LOUDer over and over and over again doesn’t make it any more clear!
- To the extent that your kids can predict your reaction, the more they will tend to dismiss you.
- If it’s hard to meaningfully interact with your child, try the old “Drive-by Complement” approach.
Thanks to the Christ Presbyterian Academy PSF for sponsoring this event!