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Gratituesday – What My Toddler Teaches Me

Our little guy is in a new stage of toddlerhood.  As he gets closer to the age of two, his new little personality shines through or should I say his little personality needs some polishing.

At first, I was discouraged about this new stage.  I wont  sugar coat it, toddlerhood isn’t easy. But after gaining wisdom from Gods word and Christian parenting books, I’ve learned that I have an opportunity each and every day to guide and train our son to be the best he can be (at any age).

I’m not in anyway a parenting expert but I will say that I had to change my attitude towards this little stage.  I need to look at each day as an opportunity not a difficulty! If I want my son to patient, I need to be patient.  If I want him talk quietly, I need to talk quietly.In order for me to guide and train my son in God’s ways, I have to be disciplined to God’s ways first!

Today, I’m grateful that everyday I have the opportunity to train and guide my precious gift.  I’m grateful that this stage of parenting helps develop my character, it teaches me where God wants me to grow, it helps me show His love and grace towards my Little Buddy.  This stage in particular is teaching me patience, kindness, goodness and self control, all characters qualities of love (Galatians 5:22-23).

Of course I’ll make mistakes, but thankfully by God’s grace He gives me a second chance to try again.

What are your favorite bible verses or parenting resources that help give you wisdom? I’m all ears for more wisdom! 

These are some of my favorite books I’ve read this year.  

*This post is linked to Teaching What is Good and Heavenly Homemakers. 


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  1. I always say, “This is not an inconvenience to my life, it is an opportunity to train my child in righteousness!” I’m so excited that you are walking in this truth with your little one!! Thanks for linking up today. You have a lovely family!

    • I really love your quote. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I love that you host a link up on Tuesdays! :)

  2. I loved Sheperding a Child’s Heart and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours. My favorite was another Kevin Lehman book called Bringing Kids Up Without Tearing Them Down. A good read with great parenting practices.

    • I’ll have to add that book to my reading list Marci! Thank you! He’s a great author!