It appears I need to put something here too! *snicker* I am Greenegem…aka the originator of this blog…although I have some fellow contributors. I was raised by Christian parents who still had a lot of growing in Grace to do when I came along. (I do too, don’t mistake me, here!) I was raised in the usual fashion of the time; when I did not meet my parents expectations, I was punished. This was meant to encourage self-discipline and obedience. Science has uncovered quite a bit about infant and child development since the 70’s, and through that information I began to see parenting in a different light than my parents…not with a different purpose, but with a different focus to that purpose.
I don’t suppose that makes much sense. Humor me dear Reader, and follow along as I explain why and how my heart was changed.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV