On this date in history in 2005, the first YouTube video was uploaded by its co-founders: high school kids in California, Jawed Karim and Yakov Lapitsky. Now, little did they know their eighteen-second video at the zoo would attract millions, if not billions, of people. What does this have to do with parenting? Well, do you think for a minute their parents thought that their kids would make YouTube a household name? Probably not. We need to encourage our kids to use their imaginations. When they have an idea, encourage their thinking. Don’t tell them it’ll never work. A lot of times as parents, we can be so stuck in a rut that we expect everybody around us to do it our way. Ephesians tells us to encourage and be kind to one another.

Suggested Reading: Ephesians 4:25-32