Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

Developing Secure Children
by Charles R. Swindoll

A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad.
Proverbs 29:3

If parents were to ask me, "What is the greatest gift we could give our young child?" I would answer rather quickly: a sensitive spirit. 

That is especially rare among busy parents who live under the demands of hurried schedules, constantly doing battle with the tyranny of the urgent. 

Nevertheless, my counsel to you would be, give your child the time it takes to find out how he or she is put together. Help your child know who he or she is. Discuss those things with your children. Help them know themselves so that they learn to love and accept themselves as they are. 

Then, as they move into a society that seems committed to pounding them into another shape, they will remain true to themselves, secure in their independent walk with God.

I have begun to realize that secure, mature people are best described in fifteen words. They know who they are . . . they like who they are . . .  they are who they are. 

They are real.

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