Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | February 11, 2009


N is for No. Use it. And, mean it!

Exodus 20 “Thou shalt not….”

O is for Over-reacting. Give your child a break. Be firm but don’t act as if the world is coming to an end. Remember that they are, but flesh…like you!

Psalm 78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

P is for Pressure.Reduce the pressure on your child but insist that they do the best they can.

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Q is for Questions.Pay attention to their questions and give simple answers unless they demand more.

1 Peter 3:15 Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

R is for Respect. Show respect, teach respect and command respect.

Ephesians 6:2,4 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; …and, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

S is for the Scriptures.
Deuteronomy 6:6-8 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

T is for Togetherness. The family that prays together-stays together!

1Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

U is for Uniqueness. Understand the uniqueness of each child, and let that child be who he or she is.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

V is for Voice. Tone of voice can convey more to a child than the words spoken.

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

W is for Work. Teach your child the work ethic. No one owes him or her anything.

2Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat …now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

X is for eXamine. Examine yourself and your child constantly-be aware.

2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Y is for You. Take care of yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. A happy parent helps a child to be happy.

2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Z is for Zowie! Who would have thought they would grow up so quickly? Tempus fugit!

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.


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