There are basically two ways you can respond when you see a family struggling with a child. Discover those choices and be challenged to serve a family/parent who could use some encouragement.

  1. You can judge
  1. You can empathize

We don’t know their story – so let’s stop judging each other and, instead, encourage each other

  • We’ll give parents the benefit of the doubt
  • We’ll offer a smile and encouraging word the next time we see a struggle


  • Think of a family or a parent who could use some encouragement. Come up with a specific way you can help, encourage or otherwise assist them
  • COMMENT BELOW what your plan is. But no names of the other family please