7 Talks That Will Strengthen You As a Parent

by | Aug. 15, 2015

Mormon Life

MR says: As parents, we all sometimes need a little spiritual and energy boost. Here are 7 talks that are sure to inspire and strengthen you in your family life.

I feel like we live in an era where we have an abundance of information available to us at any time--or rather an overabundance of information that we cannot seem to escape. This seems particularly true for parenting as anyone and everyone has an opinion on what you should or shouldn't be doing. Over time parenting trends and "expert" opinions always change, however, I've found that the best parenting advice comes from the loving guidance of our prophet and apostles. Here are seven of my favorite talks that will strengthen you as a parent and help you prioritize the most important things in life.

Only Upon the Principles of Righteousness

Elder Larry Y. Wilson (2012)

"Wise parents prepare their children to get along without them. They provide opportunities for growth as children acquire the spiritual maturity to exercise their agency properly." As a parent of a very spirited and independent child, I have found this talk especially helpful in guiding us on how we can provide that delicate balance between allowing a child to have space for autonomy and mistakes while maintaining appropriate limits and boundaries. 

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