My favorite piece of parenting/family advice comes from this section in the Bible that wasn’t actually written to be “parenting” advice, but simply advice for how to treat other believers. I think if we’re called to treat other grown adults this way, we should do the same for our children.
“warn those who are idle and disruptive,
encourage the disheartened,
help the weak,
be patient with everyone.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,
but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
give thanks in all circumstances”1 Thessalonians 5:14-18
Raising kids is a vehicle for really incredible spiritual growth. When we pay attention to what we’re actually doing and get attuned into ourselves, there’s a lot to learn from raising your kids.