Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | February 14, 2010

ABCs of Child Rearing Parenting 101

ABCs of Child Rearing Parenting 101

A is for A______________________. 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 B______________________. 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 C_________________________. 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 D__________________. 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.

E is for E____________________. 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 F________________________. 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.

G is for G__________________. Teach the joy of giving, not only to family and friends, but to strangers in need.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; 2Corinthians 9:7 God loveth a cheerful giver.

H is for sense of H__________________. Keep your sense of humor. Promote laughter with your children.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

ANSWERS: Accountability, Boundaries, Consistency, Discipline, Example, Forgiveness, Giving, Humor


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