Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

Authors: Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy

You will have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school.

It goes by fast.

The responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character can seem overwhelming.

If you are a parent, you have probably realized by now that you…

  • Can’t make a toddler share
  • Can’t force a child to have faith
  • Can’t compel a teenager to make smart decisions.

But there is something you can do.

You can make this week count.

And then do it again and again.

What you understand about your kids now has the potential to change their future.

So don’t miss it.

If you don’t miss what’s happening during this phase, then maybe they won’t miss some important things they need to know about life.

That’s why what you do this week matters.

It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it!

Book Summary

Don’t Miss It reminds parents that phases are not just periods of time to be survived, but opportunities to be maximized. It gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. It can help them reprioritize their time with their kids; it may even change how they see their kids and themselves.

Notable Quotes

“There is a clock that started ticking the day your child was born. In fact, there are less than a thousand weeks from the time a child is born until they graduate from High School”

“If you are investing in a kid or teenager, you are making history every week. The problem is… when you’re making history, you usually don’t know it. That’s why what you’re doing now matters more than it probably feels like it does.”

“When what you do this week is repeated next week, it starts earning credit in a kid’s life.”

“When you remind yourself consistently that your kids are made in the image of God, it can change:

  • How you see them.
  • How they see themselves.
  • And even how they see God.”

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