Instructor Cheril ThompsonParents need to live in a consistent life one in which they exercise control. Parents must live by what they believe in so that their children may see the example they set. If parents do this then their childrens characters may be well balanced. Care must be taken by parents to make the Bible their guide in the way their children are brought up.
Christs character should be set forth as an example for the children to follow. Children, when they are disobedient could be taught what the Lord stands for and what He did in the past to sins committed. The childs education must first begin at home where he may be taught by his parents, lessons of life such as respect, obedience, reverance, and self-control. These lessons are important and should be taught well because the will serve to follow in his life here on earth. School should not be designated as the first place where knowledge is imparted, but it should begin at home with the parents.
There are often time that parents forget that they were once children and had parents. Parents do not remember that they felt neglected because they did not receive the love, care, attention, and concern they desired. Parents should remember how they felt as children and try to fulfil all of the needs that their children are presently yearning for. The home should be a place where children can observe their parents behaviour and model it.
The attitude and behaviours that parents display towards one another should be one of loving, tender, concern, and respect so that their children could follow. Parents should not neglect rules because they are necessary in the home and should not be cast aside. Often time parents take the task of raising their children lightly. They need to accept their responsibility of training their children to be children of God who are able to control themselves.
Parents with an intimate connection with God, will ensure that they show how much they love their children by doing everything in their power for them and not allowing them to have their own way. Counsel to Parents, Teachers and Students, 113Love and the attributes of God should be shown to children through the way in which, their parents, model it. The home should be a place of happiness and caring. The home that models Gods original plan is worth more that riches or wealth and no monetary value can be placed on such precious treasure. Mind, Character and Personality, 215The relationship that parents have among themselves needs to be one filled with care and concern.
Children will learn to relate to their parents instructions and to others by imitating what takes place between their mother and father. Fathers should relate in a loving way towards the mother and the mother should respect and accept it readily. Mind, Character and Personality, 216To have a home like the one God intended that is more precious than gold; parents should show their affection to their children in the way then act, speak, and the things they do to and for their children. This will be the final or greatest step in making children draw closer to their parents. The home is where most of what a child learns takes place.
The home training should begin as early as possible because this is where the child learns values, morals, beliefs, and develops a character. The effects of such training can be seen even when the child is all grown up because it has a lasting effect even above what is learnt in the later years. In the development of a child who has good wholesome values, morals, and beliefs, the home is the only influence that has the greatest impact. A great duty and privilege rest on the shoulder of parents.
The work they are called to do requires that they do not only give their all, but it demands the best. The work calls for a life long commitment and all of the fruits of the spirit are needed to ensure that children are trained to have a strong personal relationship with God.One of the worlds greatest responsibilities is for mothers to train their children to be well-rounded .