Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids

Joanne Kraft talks about the benefits of having the kids help out at home, and how to be the kind of “mean” mom kids need.

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    I had a mean mom and dad. Growing up on a farm/ranch, we push mowed around an acre, pulled weeds out of the corral, took a hoe and a water jug out to the newly planted trees when the temps were in the low 100’s (dad was on the tractor with a cab…no air), and I could go on and on and on. Were things perfect? Nothing but heaven will be perfect. I’m a Christian, a husband, a father, a professional, a conservative/libertarian (as Wilkow puts it, a conservatarian). I work two jobs because some people don’t want to work one. Monetarily, my family, including my parents, are debt free. I remember the lean times when mom and dad had purchased a couple of sections of land back in the high interest days of Carter. We worked hard and together and then went to church pretty much every Sunday (sickness, cows broke out, snow too deep, etc). Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way and try to implement/instill the work ethic, morals, values, etc into my own family. Looking at today, I see a bunch of townie mentality (those people that grew up in town who never lifted a finger but always have a point of view lacking much common sense) brow beating anything that upsets their apple cart of feelings because they lack absolute truth (check out the numerous posts by Ravi Zacharias on this subject or Chip Ingram’s series “Culture Shock”). Looking at the future, one only has to look in the Bible to see what happens to His people when they won’t be obedient…and what happens when they repent. Pray and engage. If the truth hurts someone’s ears or feelings, it’s not you who has to change. Truth remains truth. Progressivism changes it to fit their will or ideology. How so? Read some Matt Walsh: http://themattwalshblog.com/2015/10/15/no-christianity-should-not-be-inclusive-of-your-sinful-lifestyle/

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