Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | January 31, 2009


ABCs of Child Rearing 101*

grae-pencilA is for Accountability. Hold your children accountable for their behavior.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

B is for Boundaries. Set specific limits, and make clear the repercussions if those limits are exceeded.
Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

C is for Consistency. Hold to the same principles and practices.
Romans 2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

D is for Discipline. Make the punishment fit the crime.
Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes [i.e., diligently].

E is for Example. Children are in greater need of models than critics. Set a good example.
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

F is for Forgiveness. Practice it and teach the importance of forgiving.
Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

*Even if you are not a parent or grandparent, you are a child of God and this is what He expects of you!


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