I was reading an article a while ago about overparenting. What is it? It’s a parent who’s excessively involved in the day-to-day life of one’s child, typically in the desire to shield them from difficult situations or help them succeed. Do we do too much for our kids? President of Growing Leaders, Tim Elmore, thinks so. He says when you’re a hovering parent making every decision, especially for your tween and teens, they may not be equipped to deal with critical decisions when you’re not there. I think we can all agree—we need balance. Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “train up a child in the way”—of the Lord. In Ephesians 6:4, it says to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” As we do this, pray the Holy Spirit changes their heart so they can make godly decisions.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4