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Anti Snowflake Training

July 11, 2017

It’s comforting to realize that some children are being raised to be prepared for adulthood rather than just extending being three-year-olds their entire lives. Well said, Diane; may your tribe increase.

Strength for Today

I threw a brief post up on Facebook some time ago in response to an image I saw (right) that antisnowflakeresonated with me this morning. I’m still thinking about it.

This is what I wrote:

Agree. Life is full of hard stuff, and every heart needs instruction on how to navigate it. “Anti-snowflake” training means our goal is for kids to be able to victoriously work through disappointment, failure, loss, rejection, disillusionment, and pain. It’s time we move away from giving awards and consolation prizes, spreading scores of safety nets, and running interference for every little thing. God needs soldiers.

So, does this mean I’m hard hearted? No. As a matter of fact, I think not showing our kids how to work through hard things makes them unfeeling. Letting them be our audience (with discretion) as we ache and weep and pray helps them to think beyond typical childish egocentric…

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  1. Thanks for reposting, Bro Tony, and I’m so glad it was a blessing to you! God bless! 🙂

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