God wires each one of us uniquely. Which is why learning who your children are, how they think, and what motivates them are critical skills to develop.

Years ago, when my older son Trent was in elementary school, he came home and said, “Guess what, Dad? I won a gold medal! In chess!” I still feel a guilty about that moment because I thought, “Really? Chess?” I had hoped that he’d want to be a football player like me.

Thankfully, I made a good decision and enjoyed my son’s success right along with him.

Learning to understand and embrace your child’s God-given personality can be challenging, especially when they’re so different from you, but it’s the best approach to parenting.

We’re sharing tips for helping your children become the best they can be on our Focus on the