Offense or Defense…which is more important in sports? Arguments are strong for both sides, but if we are honest, we’d probably say that we’d much rather have our team on offense than on defense because in order for games to be won, the offense has got to be in play.
As a coach’s wife and sports mom, I cannot help but apply that concept to parenting as well.
Parenting wins happen when you focus on parenting offensively, rather than defensively. Some call it Reactive Parenting vs. Proactive Parenting. Author Mark Batterson sees it as the difference between the why people and the why not people:
There are two kinds of people in the world–those who ask why and those who ask why not. Going all out (parenting on the offense) is asking why not. Why people look for excuses. Why not people look for opportunities. Why people are afraid of making mistakes. Why not people don’t want to miss out on God-ordained opportunities.
Sometimes as parents we fixate on what we shouldn’t do more than what we should do. But if you want to do the most effective job at parenting, you can’t just play defense. You have to play offense! You can’t just keep from doing the wrong things, you have to concentrate on doing the right things.
Offense or Defense…
What does it look like in parenting? Continue Reading.
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