When To Win by Holly Furtick

Dr. James Dobson says in his book, The Strong Willed Child, ”When you are defiantly challenged, win decisively.”  This is a great word of advice but the key is when you are defiantly challenged.  What about when you are not defiantly challenged?  What about those times when there is this issue that keeps coming up over and over and at the root, it really isn’t that big of a deal.

Let me explain.  We have coat issues in our house.  My children do not like coats.  They do not like sweatshirts.  Or sweaters, or hats or sweatpants that are fuzzy on the inside.  Apparently I have a different body temperature than they do.  This winter I made a decision: No one is required to wear a coat (well Abbey doesn’t have a choice).  The truth is, we live in North Carolina and they are not going to freeze to death.  (The other truth is I am worried about what others will think about me if my children don’t wear a coat to school.)

Now I must say that I had a really hard time staying true to this…..(read more by clicking here)