Olympic Commercial Shows a Parenting Truth
Jim DalyJim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive.
- 2014 Feb 07
Here at Focus we have. Our staff is celebrating “Olympic Fridays” by wearing the red, white and blue. We watch and marvel at the athletes’ prowess – their talent, tenacity, discipline and courage.
And behind these dedicated men and women stand families who helped them achieved their dreams of representing their respective countries on a world stage after a seeming lifetime of training.
I want to share with you a commercial from Proctor and Gamble (P&G) that highlights some of the sacrifices these athletes’ mothers went through to see their children compete at the Olympic level. A lot of it is just encouraging their sons and daughters to persevere when the going gets tough – to get back up again and to keep at it.
Your son or daughter may not be sports oriented. Perhaps God has instead given you an academically gifted child… a future craftsman… a child with a heart for missions… a musician. Whatever it is, your role in their future success is important. Be encouraged to know that everything you do every day to help them matters. So go ahead – when your kids fall, pick them back up. They’ll thank you.