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Adaptability — An Essential Parenting Trait

A Focus on the Family article by Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

In today’s complex world, parenting is a tough job. The regular tasks and challenges of parenting can stretch and stress moms and dads under the best of circumstances. Add on the daily frictions of imperfect people sharing a home together. Throw in a global pandemic that has changed nearly every aspect of our “normal” lives, and life can get exhausting and overwhelming.

How can we become more effective parents and find hope, even in the face of intense challenges and changes? The ability to adapt is crucial for parents. It’s simply not possible to anticipate every stressful event and change that life can bring.

In the following article from Focus on the Family, Danny Huerta shares ideas for how to grow in the art of adaptability — an essential parenting trait.

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About Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW:
As Vice President of the Parenting and Youth department, Danny oversees Focus on the Family’s initiatives that equip parents to disciple and mentor the next generation, so that they can thrive in Christ. He is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. For many years, he has provided families with practical parenting advice and specializes as a counselor and spokesperson in a wide range of treatment areas. His new book Seven Traits of Effective Parenting equips parents to navigate family life with grace and love so their children ultimately see God’s transformative power, love, and influence.

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

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