How are we to respond when our grandchildren disappoint us?A suggestion is to Stop, Look and Listen before charging ahead.
Don’t let our tongues become weapons. The Bible is filled with warnings about the harm our tongues can do, even if our anger is justified
Examine our hearts. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any hidden agendas we may have.Listen:
Attend to the tone of our voices. Is it harsh and critical? It’s imperative we speak the Truth in love.God Is the Measuring Stick for all behavior. Everyone sins and falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), because none can compare to Him. Everyone needs forgiveness and grace, including our grandchildren.
Founder and Executive Director of the Christian Grandparenting Network. Cavin writes a weekly blog called Courageous Grandparenting, serves as Assistant Resource Director for the Legacy Coalition, hosts a monthly online GrandChat Live! for grandparents, is an author and speaker.
Cavin and Diane were married in 1969, have two daughters and nine grandchildren. Their home is in Colorado Springs.