One All Pro Dad we know pointed out the hard to grasp fact that if we are raising our children to stand for what is right, then we are raising them to be in the minority. A minority is a hard place to be, and it’s a hard position to put our children in – even though we know that it’s the right approach to take.
If, then, we do chose to raise our children to be young people of integrity, then it’s also incumbent on us to equip them for the task. Author Flannery O’Connor put it this way, with her timeless insight: “You have to push as hard as the age that pushes against you.” O’Conner was talking about not only owning values, but also having the resources to make sure they stick in a world that doesn’t always offer much encouragement to those who are different.
Do your children have the strength to push back against all the pressures of our modern society? Think about it, and then take a look at the 5 ways to help your kids stand for what’s right. Here is the first:
1. They have to know what’s right:
Teaching and training children is fundamental to family life. So let’s start by making sure our children are clear about integrity, and that they know firsthand the Source of what is right and wrong and what we say we believe.
Here is the entire 5 ways to help your kids stand for what’s right.
Huddle up with your children tonight and ask them: “What is one way you stand up for what’s right?”