Raising children in this century
Raising a child is not an easy task. Many parents are struggling with keeping their priorities in order. Being a parent takes a great deal of time, dedication and energy.Regardless as to what else is going on in a parent’s life; the role of parenting must take priority if you want to raise a child with good character traits.
Not only does the parent need to teach- they must also be setting a good example. Children mimic the behaviors that they are exposed to at an early age.Having positive parenting skills and behavior is important.Studies show that although peers have an influence on our children, family life has the biggest influence on the molding of a child’s character traits. Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it…A promise that no matter where your child goes in life, they will come back to the Lord. Claim that promise for your children.
Teachers are benefiting in the classroom by including teaching daily lessons in good character traits. Preschools are including lessons in socialization and good character traits at an early age by using stories, puppets and role playing. Both parents and teachers must take this responsibility seriously. Our youth are being taught that everything goes by some tv shows and music daily. How much more should we fight back by taking control and teaching our children that being a moral individual is the most important thing in life. Success in school and in life depends on their character traits.As parents, we must be vigilant about what we allow our children to view on television and the internet. The type of music they listen too is being filtered into their spirit. The kind of video games, books, magazines and the kind of peers they have in their live, all influence them.These negative things will over ride the good character traits being taught to the child. As parents, the method of correction used is something that must be consistent and with love and concern, not with anger. Never belittle a child or speak negativity into them. We must build them up and encourage them to do good. Claim God’s best for them. Stand in the gap and pray constantly for your children. A mother’s job has no time off, no vacations, and no lay offs! We are the most important person in our child’s life. We must stand firm and lift our children up daily in prayer. Love never ends!