“Everything I ever needed to know about parenting, I could have learned from college kids. For the past six years, our family has had the privilege of getting to be a part of the ministry of Pine Cove. Because of that ministry, we frequently get to be around college kids who love Jesus. I cannot begin to tell you all the ways this has blessed our socks off. Believe it or not, I’ve also learned a lot about parenting from these twenty-somethings. Here are just a few things I’ve taken away from watching them in action:

Fun is a love language. Learn to speak it.

There are many ways to reach the heart of your child, but fun is one of the quickest. Nicknames, dance parties, wacky games, and laughter don’t have to just be for camp. Be willing to think outside the box sometimes to make memories—and for goodness’ sake, smile!”

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