You are a hands-on parent. Your child has some challenges. You are looking for creative ideas to help you help your child reach for all they were meant to be. Tom and Julie Meekins, who have over 21 years of experience raising children with challenges and mentoring and coaching other parents all along the way, will encourage and empower you with tips and strategies regarding child development, heart-based parenting, and nutrition that are practical, doable, and life-changing.


C4P 26 – Enough or Push More

Notes for Podcast 26 “Enough or Push More”
Bible Passages: Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:1-4, Matthew 5:48, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Do you find yourself wondering how much you should push your children to develop?
Parents we know have had several schools of thought:
1. No interventions at all.
2. Do hours and hours of research, interview many experts in all the therapy fields, hook their children up with the best.
3. Intervention on steroids potentially to the detriment of siblings, spouses, friends (and maybe even the child).
4. Learn from the experts, go for certifications and degrees in the fields that will most help your child, and do most of the interventions yourself at home.
5. And variations and combinations of all of the above.

Medical fragility
Season of life
Other responsibilities
This child’s personality
This child’s capabilities
This child’s spirit
Aging parents
The budget

So, what is a parent to do?
- Consider the above.
- Pray.
- wise counsel.
- Get others to pray with you and for you and for your child.
- Be willing to evaluate.
- Don’t get discouraged or compare yourself to others.

- YOU are the parent.
- God has given you everything you need for life and godliness. 2 Pet.1:3
- He who calls you is faithful. 1 Thes. 5:24
- He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isa. 40:11

Learn to:
- Listen
- Move
- Be okay with current resources.
- Be willing to step it up.
- Consider what you can do at home.
- Consider getting trained yourself.

God gave that specific child to YOU to raise for a time. Whether by adoption, foster care, or biologically, God has appointed you and He will equip you.

It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE.

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