And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
It seems our society has a problem with stickiness. Will you teach your kids to not give in so quickly?
People tend to give up too easily. Jobs, marriages, dreams.
When things get hard or uncomfortable, some folks find it too much of a strain to hold on, to stick with it. So they go where they think the pasture is greener.
Let me tell you about stick-to-it-tiveness.
This past week my husband and I went away to celebrate 35 years of marriage. Believe me when I tell you that there were some rocky times in those years. But we were committed to stick with it through thick and thin.
Perhaps you see it in your own children. They are quick to throw in the towel. That’s pretty normal for kids, of course, but it is something you can help them learn to outgrow.
The character trait of stick-to-it-tiveness has got to be taught and shown to kids. Otherwise, they will miss out on many of the blessings and rewards that come with not giving up too quickly.
Of course, there is a time to move on, but I’m not talking about that; I’m suggesting that the tendency of kids to always be looking for the next best thing–especially just because things get uncomfortable–is going to turn them into restless, discontent adults who’ve not learned how to bloom where they are planted until it really is time to move on.
It starts with you, Mom and Dad. Are you modeling stick-to-it-tiveness to your kids? So that they can turn around and apply that to their sports, their friendships, their school work?
If you are feeling stuck in your parenting or need some guidance through a difficult season, I’m a life coach and I’d love to help. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org