Letting Kids Be Kids



It’s hard to know when to let kids be kids. But sometimes it's good to err on the side of letting them have fun.

Do you ever get embarrassed when your kids act like…kids? Hi, I’m Renee Swope with Proverbs 31 Ministries.

The other night our family went out to eat with some friends who have a two year old. She was sitting next to our four year old and they loved being together, so much so that at one point they were squealing with laughter and almost screaming with delight.

At first, we really enjoyed our girls’ interaction. But as they got louder, we all wanted to quiet them.

But my friend’s husband reminded us it was a family restaurant. They’d expect families to be here and for kids to be a little noisy. And, by the looks on faces of others in the restaurant, they were enjoying our girls’ giggles too.

It’s hard to know when to let our kids be kids. There’s a fine line between having fun and disrupting others. That day my husband and I were challenged to err on the side of fun as often as we can.


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