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I didn’t do it. How is it MY fault?

Posted on 12/19/2017 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

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