Train up a child...

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."
This text does not mean that if children are properly trained that they may not stray from the proper principles and values instilled in them. They may drift away from what they know to be right but they will come back to the initial proper training learnt.

It is said that training begins at home and ends abroad. Therefore, it should be the parents paramount aim to train their children the best way they know how. With the help of God, these children will grow up to be the type of individuals that will please God and make family and society proud.

Some tips that parents can use to assist in the proper nurturing of children are:

1. Establish a family altar on a daily basis. When Christ is the centre of individual lives, wise decisions will be made each day.

2. Parents modeling how they want their children to conduct themselves. Some parents may set do's and don'ts for children but a child will be more receptive in modeling the behavior of their parents.

3. Use everyday situations to bring out a positive lesson to their children.

These are just a few tips to assist parents with the proper training of their children.

The primary goals of every parent should be to train their children to be productive citizens on earth and above all to make Heaven their eternal home.

Article By:
Diane Jones
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