Here’s What a Christian Counselor Would Say to the Parents of the Baltimore Rioters

(Flickr | Fibbonaci Blue)
(Flickr | Fibbonaci Blue)

Love matters. Saying and doing love matters. Communicating “I value you” matters. Communicating “everyone has value” matters. If more people knew they were loved and valued and that other people deserved the same, the world would be a different place.

This and much more have been on my mind as I’ve watched some of the Baltimore situation unfold. There are many reasons adults and young people rioted. Many. I’m confident some of the youth are from wonderful families. On the other hand, perhaps some of the youth aren’t as fortunate and come from troubled homes. Today’s blog is simply a list of things I wish were true for every parent and child. Maybe it’s my “I have a dream” blog.

Don’t read this list too quickly. Choose the statements most relevant to you to prioritize in your season of life. I pray you’re not overwhelmed by this, but are inspired instead. Perhaps you could read through this with your children and let it stimulate a discussion.

Normally, I don’t recommend just telling people what to do. But this blog is different. It’s maybe a list of content I’d include if writing a complete parenting curriculum. If you want to know more, I’ve written many blogs that unpack these ideas more, as do my books, CDs, and DVDs.

Read on.

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Dr. Kathy Koch

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