Children are special gifts from God, and should be showered with love and care, but trained in the way of God with the understanding that they are unique, distinctive individuals with a destiny.
As a parent, you must accept responsibility for your children and teach them to have faith and confidence in God. If you fail to train your children the right way, they may end up being exposed to wrong teachings from outsiders that can derail them from the plan and purpose of God for them. Character building based on godly principles should be instituted early. This will help them to live a victorious life later on.
I strongly recommend Superbook DVDS by Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for every child. “Superbook teaches children timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children (Chris and Joy) and their robot friend Gizmo.”
Parents should spend quality time with their children; develop an intimate relationship with each one; and help them discover the path he or she was created to follow. When we give our children things, we give them short-term pleasure and excitement, but when we give them time and do things together like watching Superbook Animated Series and praying together as one happy family, we are giving them self-worth. ‘The best parental training is accomplished when we opt for inspiration instead of coercion.’ Superbook has been such a great inspiration to me and my family.
According to Gandhi, “There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Let your children grow up with the belief that with ‘God all things are possible.’
Train up a child in the way he should go,
even when he is old he will not depart from it.