Having children is a great privilege. Training and educating them is a sacred duty. A great deal of wisdom and dedication is needed to become successful in the parenting business. So let’s invest in that which matters most.
- Dedicate time to research and follow the 8 laws of health. It is easier to train a child that is healthy and happy.
- Make it a priority to spend time with each child. Motivate, teach, and encourage each one individually.
- Take time to read to your children.
- Train, not tell. To train is to teach through practice and instruction over a period of time.
- Develop the moral stamina and be the example the young people desperately need. Show them that it is possible to resist instant gratification.
- Bring into the home a pleasant, wholesome atmosphere.
- Bravely and cheerfully embrace the calling of parenting and by God’s grace and in His strength carry it on day by day, one day at a time.
“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” P.D. James
We all know children do not come with a manual or with a set of instructions, yet parents have the responsibility of molding and fashioning the character of these precious human beings. The training of children is a subject that all parents should carefully study. We must take the time and make the necessary effort to intentionally educate ourselves in this very important matter.
Education begins at home. Here, before they commence any formal training, children begin the processes of observation, imitation, and formation. It is a parent’s duty to speak right words, follow proper conduct, be the best example that a young person in training could ever have. Children grow according to the influence of those who surround them. Therefore we must educate and equip ourselves adequately that we may be prepared to properly train our children and prepare them for life.
Children are to be educated in habits of industry, neatness, and order, respect and obedience in word and action. This is a work that must be continued diligently. Parents who follow these principles will reach upward themselves and will also encourage and elevate their children to a higher standard. This kind of education will accomplish much more than theoretical instruction or memorization of facts.
True education is more than developing the intellect, it is developing a noble character.
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” Martin Luther King Jr.