The following article is a must read for all parents. It’s a powerful glimpse into the childhood of the late Kurt Cobain, the lead singer/songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. As you read, make note of Kurt’s sources of influence. Determine if the influence was positive or negative? Finally, what was Kurt ultimately looking for?
As you see, there were critical influential factors that shaped Kurt’s thinking. Unfortunately, his unfulfilled need for love created destructive decisions and behaviors that would eventually take his life. Outside of God, I believe parents are the only other messengers that have the power to help meet our children’s need for love and significance. Siblings, relatives, friends and even band mates can’t reach the deepest longing for acceptance like a parent can…because they are not suppose to. Parents are God’s entrusted agents through whom He expects His unconditional love for our children be sincerely declared.
Do you think better parenting could have made a difference for Kurt Cobain? What could have been done differently at those critical influential crossroads? Please comment and/or join the twitter discussion at hash tag #parentingcobain