08 June 2009

Knowing your children

The authority of parents, especially of the father, over children is very great, as was also the reverence enjoined by the law to be paid to parents. Exercising that authority over our children to curb their excesses may be necessary especially when you know the kind of children you have. Children are a great gift from God, but somewhere along the line we fail in our duties as parent and this may have resulted in our having good children or otherwise. The word of God says train up your child in the way he will go and when he grows he will not depart from it. Easier said than done, but can be achieved only by the mercy and grace of God. Some children don’t want to be good regardless of how hard you tried as a parent.
Don’t hearken to their parent;
Despise their parents;
Curse their parents for bringing them to the world;
Bring reproach on their parents;
Do not know God;
Are proud;
Lack understanding of good
Are calamities to their parents and the whole family?
Despised their elders;
Are griefs to their parent and continuously make them unhappy;
Mock their parents.
Good children do the opposite of all these, they are a joy to have and to behold.
Who are your children?
Do you know who they are?
Can you vouch for their character?
Do you understand your children?
Please answer these questions and rate how well you know your children.

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I believe I have a good handle on the different characteristics my children exhibit. My husband and I spend a lot of time talking about their behavior and adapt our disciplinary methods adequately.

But with parenting, the job is just never done.