September 27, 2016 | Faith

Are adults the only ones who struggle with the issue of comparison? Nope. Are the stakes lower for kids when they compare themselves to others? Nope again. So, what are parents to do? Good news! We can be prepared to coach our kids, regardless of their ages, through the mine field of constant comparison. They don’t have to find themselves feeling jealous, envious, or “less-than” because others seem to have more. They don’t have to be twenty-something to begin understanding the value and worth that is uniquely theirs.

I recently had the opportunity to co-write an article for Focus on the Family about helping our kiddos avoid the trap of comparison. Check it out here: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/schoolage-children/kids-and-comparison/less-room-for-comparison.

 

Discussion

Sheila - October 06, 2016 at 05:40 pm

Sandra, it was a pleasure working with you. The trap of comparing yourself to others is such a relevant topic for today’s families. I appreciate your willingness to be a voice in the ongoing public forum through your devotional “The Comparison Trap” and app, and in this article.

    Margaret - January 05, 2017 at 07:57 am

    Thank you Sandra for developing the comparison trap program. I just finished previewing it for a ladies retreat that I will be hosting this weekend at our cabin in West Alabama. The cabin is small and not very pretty but it’s a place to gather 5 of my friends and renew ourselves for the new year. Looking forward to seeing what God does with us in 2017.

      Sandra Stanley - January 18, 2017 at 08:36 pm

      Thank you, Margaret. I hope your time away with your friends is wonderful!

Susie Eberhard - January 20, 2017 at 08:23 am

Our Bible study is just starting your book with the video …Here in Sandy Springs….
Thanks in advance for the growth and blessings we’re looking forward to !!
… also for the soup recipe!!

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