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I didn’t do it. How is it MY fault?

Posted on 3/19/2019 by Greg Yoder

Have you ever been blamed by your kids for a bad decision THEY made? A friend’s daughter was a natural athlete, but didn’t work at it and eventually lost her spot. Or, another friend’s son never studied for his driver’s test and failed. In both cases, out of frustration, the kids blamed their parents. You know how frustrating it is. When kids say things like, “Why didn’t you practice with me?” or “I told you I needed help studying.” It’s not easy, but stay calm and ask, “WHO needed to work on this?” It’s not about placing blame—it’s about taking responsibility. And if our kids can’t own up to their mistakes, how are they going to understand their need of a Savior? Find Scripture to help at our website.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 28:13 James 1:20

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the executive director of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–three of which are now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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