Today, I’m writing for The Joyful Life blog in my role as their Boy Mum contributor, but I want to stress that this post on developing leadership qualities in our children is relevant to ALL mums!
As mothers, we sit in the seat of influence with our sons. How we respond to their initiative, their creativity, and the all pervasive boy-energy in our home goes a long way in defining our sons’ confidence. How we talk to and about their dad teaches them about the role of men in the home. It’s also important that mums expect and train for obedience and then address disciplinary issues, so their son will learn from the beginning that he must listen to and respect women.
When we give our sons age-appropriate responsibility and then expect them to follow through on their duties, we teach them accountability and perseverance. Whether your son’s personality leans more toward the “naturally gift leader” profile or they’re more the type to lead out of necessity; whether they marry and lead a godly home or remain single and become a workplace or community influencer; whether their skill set is more oriented toward driving a nail into a board than sitting on a governing board, our fallen and chaotic world, our churches, and our families need men and boys who are godly and biblical leaders.
Drawing on the Nehemiah’s surprising career, I’m sharing three vital leadership qualities that set him apart and then applying them to the task of training our children to be leaders. I’d love it if you’d read the post, share it with other mums you know, and then add your own thoughts in the comments about training our kids for leadership. Thanks for clicking on over to the Joyful Life Magazine site…
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