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March 26, 2012

Tag Team Parenting

Our kids church pastor Larry Uy shares the importance tag team parenting

God really intended parenting to be for both mom & dad. It is a shared responsibility. I really appreciate how God has matured my wife, Yet & I. It was not that long ago where I acted as the enforcer (disciplinarian) but without really understanding the greater responsibility and the impact it has on my kids.

It is wrong to assume that tag team parenting is like a bad cop-good cop routine. But you have to complement each other. As a parent I am more of the passive one and it is not natural for me to draw out from my kids. But yet is a natural and she really loves engaging our kids in conversations. You will often find me starting a dinner conversation but its my wife who would be able to draw out more from our kids. I often am interested only in the overview but she would be able to squeeze all the details out of my two boys.

I am blessed with a tag team partner that complements me so well especially in parenting. I thank the Lord for how he designed marriage that He finds one that would fully complement us to be our helpmate. The Bible says in Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. In our marriages especially in parenting we have to share tasks & responsibilities.

We should not in anyway try to compete with each other or abandon our God-given responsibilities to our partner. The future or destiny of our kids would rely on us parents doing our best in helping each other rear our children in the ways of God.