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4 Phases (Part 1): I Do. You watch.

If you're like me, you understand the importance of knowing what phase we're on in a project, and there's no bigger project than raising our kids. So let's talk about what that looks like.

Note: I don't know the original source of this idea with certainty. My old pastor made it the central message of his sermon one Sunday. My attempts to find the information online failed. If you come across a source, please message me with the link so I can cite it properly.

PHASE 1: "I do, you watch."


  • Birth to 6ish (Ages may vary: every child is different.)

Parent Focus:

  • Set the best examples at all times.

  • Avoid being abrasive with your spouse and others.

  • Don't rush your child. Remember, they're doing life for the first time. Everything we do here is alien to them!

  • Talk to your baby/child every chance you get.