7 Reminders For Building Children*
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by S. Truett Cathy,
Founder and Chairman of Chick-fil-A
- Every child I know who overcame long odds and grew into a responsible adult can point to an adult who stepped into his or her life as a friend, mentor, and guide.
- Don’t be too concerned that your children don’t listen to you. But be very concerned that they see everything you do.
- Be so consistent in your discipline that you’re boring.
- Stop arguing in front of your children.
- You may think children have outgrown the desire to be rocked to sleep at night. They haven’t.
- Children will never believe in the covenant of marriage unless they see you living it with their own eyes.
- How do you know if a child needs encouragement? If he or she is breathing.
· Excerpts taken from Cathy’s 2004 book: It’s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men
It’s Better to Build Boys than Mend Men
by S. Truett Cathy
Published: August, 2004 by Looking Glass Books
Hardcover: 111 pages
Dimensions:7.3 x 5.0 x 0.6 inches
Children all around us are growing up without strong, positive guidance from their parents, who are busy, distracted, gone, or choose to be buddies instead of parents to their children.
In It’s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men, Truett Cathy lays out a simple model for adults desiring to reach out to youth and challenges readers to allow God to work through them to change the life of a child. His book is filled with stories illustrating the principles of discipline, trust, reputation, generosity, common sense, peer pressure, and family stability.