The Art of Parenting

nathan-anderson-FHiJWoBodrs-unsplashA teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the family car.

His father said that he would make a deal with his son, “You bring your grades up from a “C” to a “B” average, study your Bible a little, and get your haircut…then we will talk about the car.”

the boy thought about that for a moment, decided that he would settle for the offer,  and they agreed on it. After about six months his father said, “Son, you have brought your grades up and I have observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I am disappointed that you haven’t had your hair cut.”

The boy sais, “You know, Dad, I have been thinking about that, and I have noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there is even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.”

(You’re going to love the dad’s reply!)

“Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?”

Ahhh…..the art of parenting!!


  7 comments for “The Art of Parenting

  1. February 28, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    That’s a great story.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. February 29, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Hahaha a very nice way the dad explained to his son. The story was too good.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. February 29, 2020 at 6:39 am

    The lost art.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. February 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, how I love a good comeback! Nice one, Coach.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. March 1, 2020 at 10:08 am


    I love this one! Read it aloud to my husband, which made him chuckle. Thanks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.


  7. March 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    The young man has to admit that Dad has it right. Thanks for sharing the story, filled with some humor and a life lesson.

    Liked by 1 person

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