Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Early in our parenting, we discovered we brought out the best in our family when we led our family from a long-term perspective, trusting God for His vision for our home.
One of the major things we try to get parents to see at Crazy Cool Family is this: Parenting is a long-term game.
This is a major theme of parenting that has so many aspects:
God changes us over time for us to be the best parents we can be.
We are always on the move from parent-control to self-control.
We put themes into our family that our children buy into over the long haul. Eventually, they adopt and believe in these themes themselves. (For example, relationship with God, siblings as best friends, our family name, etc.)
We look at short-term issues with long-term vision. (That’s why we don’t get angry, that’s why we listen to little kids, and that’s why we have the siblings play together.)
Focusing on the long-term gives us patience and compassion for short-term issues.
This is why we created Basecamp! We thought, “If parenting is a long-term game, how do we best guide parents over the long-term? How do we help them grow in their faith, grow as a parent, and respond to the different stages of their family?”
Parenting is different when your child is two versus when they are seven or thirteen. And the dynamic changes when you have four kids instead of two.
Basecamp is a way for us to be with you every step of the way as your guide in your parenting journey…for the long-haul.
With Basecamp, we pursue you as a friend and mentor, we encourage you, we interact with you, we resource you, and we share our 30 years of parenting experience with you.
We win in parenting by building strong relationships with our kids and helping them to have a strong relationship with Jesus.
Parenting is a long-term game. It is one of the most important things we teach parents. We may lose short-term battles, but we are going to win in the long-term through building strong relationships with our kids and helping them to have a strong relationship with Jesus.
Here is the link to find out more about Basecamp, an incredible tool to help you find and implement God’s vision for your family: www.crazycoolfamily.com/basecamp
If you have a question or a parenting issue that you’d like us to discuss in a future podcast, email us at [email protected].