Saturday, August 12, 2006

Another post on sheltering

If you've been with us this week as we've explored the topic of sheltering, starting with this post and ending with this post, I thought you might be interested in this.

Laura and Voni shared their incredible experiences in their comments on this blog.

My friend Kris posted her experience in this post. She raises a great point: a lot depends on the child.

As the saying goes, "The same boiling water that softens the carrot, hardens the egg."

That keeps us always aiming for the hearts of our kids, doesn't it? No such thing as cookie cutter parenting.

If you posted something about this on your blog, would you email me so I can link it here?

Thanks!

***Updated***

Here's Beck's hilarious take on why some overprotective parents might not let their kids play at other people's houses.

Man, that girl can drop one-liners like nobody's business. You're on the floor laughing and you don't even know what hit you. You go, girl!

5 comments:

Christine said...

I love that saying about the boiling water. It's so true!

Jennifer said...

I'm still percolating on this (see, that uses water, too). I like that quote. I'll let you know if I put my thoughts into words.

Beck said...

A really amazing post, Katherine - it was really challenging for me as a parent. It really made me think of some friends of my daughter who are not allowed to play at any of their friends' houses! I wrote a bit about it on my blog, but it's nothing earth-shaking.

Shannon said...

Katherine, I can't tell you how much I appreciate these posts. This is something that is on my heart so much as my kids head back to (public) school this week. Thank you, thank you, for sharing this.

voni said...

Thank you for the kind encouraging words you left on my blog. You are right people need to hear about Gods mercy and His grace in the midst of it all. We all need hope:)