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with Ron L. Deal
No Cookie Cutter Kids Monday, December 9, 2019
Here’s a holiday inspired tip for parents and stepparents: when you make Christmas cookies this year, remember, there’s no cookie cutter kids.   Our family enjoys making Christmas cookies. Each cookie cutter makes cookies that all look alike. My wife pointed out to me one day that our three boys are not alike in their preferences, natural strengths, or temperament. So we shouldn’t expect to parent them the same. No, our jobs as parents is to discover their God-given uniqueness, celebrate it, and fan it into flame with everything we’ve got. Yeah, when it comes to kids—Throw away the cookie cutters for each has its own unique shape.

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