The phases pictured here offer a helpful reminder of the journey of parenting.
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- What phase of parenting are you in and what challenges have you experienced?
- What are the special challenges when parenting involves multiple phases at the same time?
- What would you do differently when you look back on the phases?
Specific challenges parents face
Another helpful reminder is the five idols that parents face in the phases of parenting.
- Idol of Comfort: “I just wish life were a little easier, a little more peaceful, and a little more predictable.”
- Idol of Respect: “If it is the last thing I do, I am going to get her to respect me!”
- Idol of Appreciation: “I have done and done for them and this is the thanks I…
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