We all want well-behaved children, but to what lengths will we go to make that happen? Should good behavior even be the goal of good parenting?

Author and blogger Jennifer Phillips discusses how we can hold up four particular “idols” that can get in the way of extending grace and truth when our children need it most, and how to break that shame, guilt, control cycle in our parenting.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include, reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more of her posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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