January 2024

“One year from today, in what ways (if any) do you want your son to be a little different than he is right now? And, in what ways (if any) would you like your daughter to be the same as she is right now?”

I enjoy meeting new parents when they come for a tour. I want to hear the hopes and dreams they have for their child. Listening to what parents share takes precedence over anything I may have to say regarding curriculum, athletics, or hot lunch program.

The questions posed above eventually do become part of the conversation. It’s also important for me to understand that OCS will be a good fit for this family.

Today, I challenge all parents to consider these questions. We tend to naturally be a bit
more reflective at the beginning of a new year, so this is a perfect time to be reading this
little blog.

May I suggest these broad categories for your consideration?
- Spiritual well-being, growth, and age-appropriate maturity
- Biblical worldview
- Relationships with others at home, neighborhood, church, and school
- Academic growth
- Work ethic, self-discipline, and grit/perseverance
And, finally, may I leave you with this word of encouragement?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5 – 6)
I would love to hear your thoughts about what I have written. Feel free to connect with me at HOS@ozaukeechristian.org. I promise to answer!