Christian Parenting Advice
Train Up Your Child
Another stage of parenting seasons consists of those years when your children are able to walk, talk and go to school. These are their focused learning years and they will also be your learning years on how to love, teach, train and discipline them at the same time.
The most important thing you can do for your children in this season is to introduce them to Jesus Christ and incorporate God and His principles into everything they do and learn.
These are the years when the children are playing soccer, football, gymnastics, skating etc. They are on the go, and so are you, but in the process, this stage of your family’s growth will require you to give them unconditional love. Always encourage your children, telling them they are champions, regardless as to whether they win or lose the game.
This is also a time to teach them discipline, sportsmanship and how to be a team player. That means you must know these things yourself in order to successfully teach them. Children mainly learn by example.
Here is good christian parenting advice…train your children.
More specifically, the bible says,
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
That word train in the Hebrew means to “make to do”.
When your children are young and tender there are things you should make them do. For instance, clean up their room, wash the dishes, sweep the kitchen floor, and dust the furniture. They should be lovingly taught how to Work.
These should never be called chores because that is what they will be looked at as a chore. I like the term responsibilities. This is so important and so often not done because it requires time, consistency and patience on the part of the parents.
Both parents must agree on this and consistently enforce the rules. Consistency is the key for this to work.
Speaking of rules, there must be some rules of discipline. The both of you decide what will be the consequences of disobedience, rebellion and not doing their responsibilities.
If you are a single parent, your responsibility is doubly difficult but the scripture says,
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
You have double duty but you are not alone. These parenting seasons will require much prayer and trust in God but remember, He can be trusted.
If you are a single mom make sure there is a Godly man who has proven himself to be trustworthy, in the lives of your children.
I reiterate that you cannot trust just anyone with your children.
Even if you trust them still pray and ask God to show you anything you need to see, and to give you discernment about all the people who are in contact with your children to avoid any type of abuse.
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