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I’m not a built-in babysitter.

Posted on 12/8/2017 by Greg Yoder

I’m a grandparent, and so are a lot of my friends. There seems to be a common theme, though, when we talk about our grandkids. When they come for a visit, our kids—for whatever reason—stop disciplining them. They let them get into things, run around, and climb on the furniture. What gives? Mom and Dad, can I give you some advice? We’re old. The last thing we want to do is to raise YOUR kids. We want to be grandparents. The kind that say, “It’s okay THIS time. They’re with Grandma and Grandpa.” YOU need to be the one to say, “Please, stay off the pool table” or “Don’t jump on the couch” or “That’s Grandpa’s phone. Put it down.” What does Proverbs say? “A child left undisciplined disgraces its mother” (Proverbs 29:15 NIV).

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 29:15

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