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Why can’t I get good grades like Cassie?

Posted on 2/19/2019 by Greg Yoder

Sibling rivalry can be debilitating for kids. They’re constantly reminded by their perceived failure at every report card or sporting event. Frankly, it can be difficult for parents, too. What do I mean? I know a family who has three boys. The first two were top of their class scholastically. But their youngest wasn’t—but excelled on the basketball court and the baseball field. Mom and Dad were beside themselves why Junior didn’t ace every class. Parents, we should never compare our kids. Each one isn’t only unique in appearance and attitude, but in intellect and drive. The way we handle these uniquenesses can be the difference in either encouraging our kids or crushing them. Parents, your testimony as Mom or Dad can point kids to Christ, or push them away.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 127:3-5 Matthew 18:10

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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