Just a thought...
If you lay a good foundation during the first three years of your child's life do you have as much to do as the child grows older?
Kendra and I were talking about this subject one day. We concluded that this is the assumption by most young parents, especially those that have read any of the more popular parenting books.
We even had these thoughts floating around in our mind until our children began to grow up. As those children grow you find two different parenting types. The first is those who do their duty for the first three years and then basically step back to watch their work in action. But, sad to say, they find out quickly that if the foundation is not built upon it disintegrates and the foundation is no longer strong.
Then, there are the parents who realize that you must build on the foundation to keep it strong. They understand that the foundation is only the beginning of the process. There are the walls, headers, sheet rock, plaster, stucco and so much more that goes into the building be completed. And, then to top it off, the house must continually be maintained.
So, which parent are you?