All living things adapt and assimilate to the life subjected to them and their survival is entirely its own strength and determination. However, unlike all other living things, humans and animals tap into what is embedded into their hearts, which could either be “an eye for an eye or turning the other cheek” but you
All living things adapt and assimilate to the life subjected to them and their survival is entirely its own strength and determination.
However, unlike all other living things, humans and animals tap into what is embedded into their hearts, which could either be “an eye for an eye or turning the other cheek” but you shall know what defines them within minutes.
All this is a learned behavior derived from what they have seen and their surrounding offers for survival skills.
Parents, however, play a bigger role in a child’s behavioral development tendencies and are the first a child knows and thus leading to the influence on how their adulthood would be.
Being the first people to interact with, they too know how a child is and they can change or alter this child future in good or bad ways depending on the principles or method used.
When a parent fails to guide the child, that child becomes a “ burden to society”.
Every behavior, bad or good starts at home and some parents do the best to shape and guide their children upon encountering what a child exhibits from early beginnings while others, have taken back roll to raising their children instead of front roll and unfortunately the world has become the scapegoat.
Is it the world or parental misplaced roles? Clearly, there is a missing link in the way some of the children are brought up. By this I mean, some parents have either accepted the child behavior as normal or given up the fight completely. Either way, that child who is not guided by parents continue acting that way with no care and unfortunately, others outside have to deal with it. Imagine what the teachers, school bus drivers and any other authority figures will be facing?. Parents! “ It is our responsibility to guide our children”.
“Making an effort is better than no effort at all,” even the scripture says “ “Obedience is better than sacrifice and the most common phrase is “Prevention is better than cure”.
All parents are supposed to guide and mode their children to be suitable members of society and yes. Not every child is a suitable member of society according to some people. But says who? Because our Heavenly father gave us guidelines that include.
ALL, In the book of 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.
I personally came to understand this now as I look back on my own upbringing, My Mother raised us to and taught us: 1. To Love and to respect each other, to treat each other, the way we want to be treated.
We became each other’s keepers, we united to watch for each other’s behavior as her kids, more so because it didn’t matter who did what as we all got it. 2. Sharing. We all shared, therefore; no fighting or sibling rivalry.3. What constituted stealing was, taking something or using something without permission as my mother explained it.
Giving. If you have something you can’t say that you have nothing to give my mother stated. “Offer what you have” She also maintained that “ she can only vouch for a child who stays where she or he was put. She explained that once a child moves from point A to B, no telling what she or he did on the way, therefore don’t do anything considered bad because she wasn’t there to see what you did or didn’t do.
As a young child, I didn’t understand it but now that I’m older I got it. My mother used Bible principles to raise us and Today, I credit her for loving us and to care for our welfare. I’m what My mother instilled in me and God made it grow to what I have now come to embrace.
Brothers and sisters, God as our Heavenly father, gave as an example of how he guides us, as his children. See in the book of Hebrews 12:5-6 “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.
Failure to do this, Eli the priest, faced a serious consequence when he failed to discipline his sons. See the book of 1 Samuel and Aaron as well see 1Chrinicles 24.
Brothers and sisters, I’m not advocating for abuse or corporal punishment to your children, but to take responsibilities and think of their welfare with God help who gave them to you. It is apparent we understand as it is repeated in the book of Proverbs 3:11-12 as well “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in”.
When we ignore bad behavior about our children it means we don’t care or love them. It is clear as it says ‘’ He discipline those he loves’ Following our heavenly Father model, brothers and sisters, we help our children by introducing them to God if you do believe in Him and teach them as you are their best teacher believe it or not.
And the truth be told. We fail because we don’t try as C.O.D.U. states, and to add to it “If we fail to put effort into what we believe in”. For everything to work, we have to believe it would first. by “Faith”. As Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Thank you for reading and know that. Your Heavenly Father is Always with you and He laid a foundation and a model to follow, the evidence of: He never leave or forsake those who trust in Him.
Have faith and give your children, the gift of having a relationship with God.
Your sister in Christ
Domiscilla Wagner (Mrs)