The Healthy Living Link Party will open at 8:00 PM EDT, but I wanted to go ahead share something that I posted earlier today on my Facebook page. I think it’s important that we encourage kids and families who excel rather than allowing jealousy or pettiness or “whatever” to cause us to behave badly. Dragging someone else, or their child, down will do nothing to uplift me, my child, or my family. It will, in fact, do quite the opposite.
Now, parents (and grandparents), let’s please be sensitive with our brag posts. Our friends and family love to hear good news but probably don’t need to hear it several times a day, every day. If our (grand)kids are as great as we know they are, we can and should probably get the point across without being a pain on social media.
And if somebody you follow on social media is oversharing, may I suggest scrolling on by without comment, either on social media or to another friend elsewhere?
Let’s encourage excellence in our kids and their parents! If you want to comment here with a story about your amazing (grand)kid, please share! If you’d like to share a photo on my Facebook page or Twitter feed, I’d love to celebrate your child’s accomplishment with you. And if you’d like to point out a great parent, grandparent, coach, or teacher who has helped young people reach their potential, have at it!
I’ll start. There are three men at our church who have been particularly helpful and encouraging to my son as he has pursued university studies and started interviewing for internships. I am so grateful to them for their encouragement and advice!
Okay, your turn! Please tell me about your kids, or grandkids, or the adults who encourage them.
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