Parenting each child according to his or her deepest identity is the concept outlined in Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (ESV).
The wisdom of the verse is that every child within a family is unique. One child is a reliable, conscientious list-maker who likes things done well. Another child is rough and tumble and hangs tough through thick and thin. A third child is outgoing, charming, and can persuade others to listen to their opinions.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How Birth Order Affects Your Parenting,” Dr. Kevin Leman says you can often predict according to birth order which child will fit those descriptions. And when you understand your children better, you’ll parent them better. Dr. Leman also shares how your birth order impacts your approach to parenting.
Hear how God works through you and your child’s unique gifts and personality traits to guide your family through life on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Before I close, I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. When you do, I’ll send you a copy of Dr. Leman’s book, The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are, as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).