may not be everything, but it does help to keep you in touch with your
The reason many children are running
away from home these days is to find the other parent!
The way to know if a girl is starting
to mature is when she stops being a Girl Guide and becomes a boy scout!
What most children learn by doing
is how to drive their parents crazy!
Much of that TV violence occurs
dragging the kids away from the set to bed.
Summer is the season children slam
the doors they left open all winter!
The reason most parents aren't leading
their children in the right way is they aren't going that way themselves!
Anyone who thinks teenagers aren't
creative has never seen one make a sandwich!
is 'listen to, so as to learn from').your
parents in all things, for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers,
is 'not to contend with them to the point of them becoming disheartened').not
your children to anger.('to
anger' is not in the original),
lest they be discouraged."
to understand just what to listen to from their parents, their parents
must talk too, and thus, be involved with the development of their children.
Children have such an advantage, the younger the more so. All of us have
a predilection towards evil.
It's just the way God set it all up for His overall great purpose for humans
on this earth. It can be such an advantage to have smart parents, parents
who understand how to bring up their children. They will be ideal members
of society and people who are effective with others, because they understand
themselves. To this end parents need to know just how to produce such ideal
22:15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of
correction shall drive it far from him." Proverbs
29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself
bringeth his mother to shame.".(because
she's the one normally home with her children).Proverbs
22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.".Proverbs
6:23 ".....reproofs of instruction are the way of life." Proverbs
10:1 "The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but
a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother." Proverbs
11:29 "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind;
and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.".More
good Proverbs to help you.
It is a stupid
parent indeed that leaves a child in charge of his own will. See the good
advice in The Duties of Parents by J.C. Ryle. ...here
Parents are encouraged to be involved
with their children in a way which enables them to experience success in
endeavors important to them, circumventing
the drag to become a dudhead.-Proverbs
28:19 "He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread, but he
that followeth after vain persons.(goin'
have poverty enough." Proverbs
30:8,9 "Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty
nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny
thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take
the name of my God in vain."
with children in perhaps learning with them how to build a skateboard ramp.
They'll see how you can learn and build something from scratch; perhaps
in learning how to swim; perhaps in writing a little story; perhaps a little
advice to apply when dealing with their friends. Once they've seen how
you think, it's their turn. Ask them to make up a story to tell at bedtime
to you. Children need to realize that they can be successful at what they
attempt. They need to see that some things indeed do work, that some things
are indeed worth while investing time in.
their children to violence, be it on TV, movies, and/or in arcade and
video games are actually breeding
killers, as one former top military trainer in the United States Army
has proven. His article is here. His email is
Children have many fears, most of
which follow the principle 'emotion
follows thought' fueled by information received. 70% of the children
reported that their nightmares were caused by aggressive or frightening
TV shows. Maastricht University.(Netherlands).researchers
found that these fears can be
of significant anxiety disorders. ....Behavior
Research and Therapy 38.(2000)
of Clinical Child Psychology 2000, Volume 29, Number
1988 the rate of violent crime against female youths has doubled, and against
male youths 65%." ... Calgary Herald,
December 22, 1999. Is it the food,
the environment, the lack of parental influence and crime? Is it contributed
to by the 'day care generation'? Perhaps all contributing factors for some.
need courageous, affectionate and
parents who understand correctly how to guide him or her, in order to bring
up the child for his and her betterment; that is; so they'll have the tools
of living, of coping, of managing, to carry on well themselves as they
get older -Isaiah
30:21 "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is
the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn
to the left."
than sacrificing your children to the 'video and computer game god, or
to a 'dumb ass school',
better to take them with you to
be involved with other adults, otherwise they may end up naive-as
Children are a blessing from God
and the only way God has chosen to bring
us from the spirit world into this physical one.
two 4-5 year old girls
sleeping in an alley in Manilla, Philippines:-Parents
where? Who knows?
When my friend
asked the cop "what are we going to do about this" and received the reply
"around the other corners are a million more, I don't know, the agencies
are overloaded". To these two little girls 'wanting it all' never enters
their minds. Only existence, and that, for the moment. Two innocent little
girls, all alone.....continue?