I always say great kids are raised, not born. A great kid doesn’t just happen. It takes intentionality and from you, his parents, for a kid to truly turn out great. This is why parenting is so important. Because it shapes every part of who your child will become. Can you imagine if this world was full of people who had parents who were intentional with them growing up?
This is why I’m so passionate about parenting, and this is why I care so much about parents. I know your job is hard, but I also know that you have more influence over your child than any other person on this earth. You matter more to your child than his friends, mentors or teachers ever will.
The dangers your child faces can be pretty scary:
One out of every four teens has an STD.
Over 40 percent of tenth-graders drink alcohol.
The average child spends between 7-10 hours a day in front of a screen.
If you don’t parent your kids, the culture will. What they see on their computers and social media, what their friends tell them, what sex-ed tells them—these can all lead your child doing down the wrong roads at the wrong time.
If you don’t parent your kids, the culture will.
But there is a way to protect your child from many of these scary realities: you. A study done on over 90,000 kids showed that the number one way to shield kids from the dangers they face is “parent-connectedness.”