RAISING CHILDREN WITH CHARACTER

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RAISING CHILDREN WITH CHARACTER
Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans (Daniel 1:4 KJV).
One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is to raise a child with character. A child in whom there is no blemish. A child without character is a ‘trouble going somewhere to happen’. He will end up a disgrace to his parents and a problem to the society.
HOW TO RAISE A CHILD WITH CHARACTER
1. PRAY FOR HIM: The first thing you can do for your child is to pray for him. Pray for the spirit of God to take care of his life, filling him with meekness, godliness and fear of God.
2. LEAD HIM TO CHRIST: You have not done any work until you are sure your child has been led to Christ, genuinely born-again, living for God.
3. ROOT HIM IN CHRIST: Do not just lead your child to Christ, root him in him. Teach him to love God, receive Holy Spirit, fellowship with brethren, have regular quiet time and enjoy fellowship with the Holy Ghost.
4. GET KNOWLEDGE: You will need to equip yourself for the work. Get knowledge, read books, attend seminars and so on. Make yourself ready for the work. It is not something you can do anyhow.
5. LEAD BY EXAMPLE:Lead your child by example. Show him what you intend him to be. Walk; tread the path you want him to tread.
6. DISCIPLINE HIM:Do not hesitate to discipline your child. A child not discipline is a destiny already destroyed.
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying (Proverbs 19:18 KJV).
7. TEACH THEM:A child cannot be of good character naturally. You need to teach him. Teach him about God, sex, success, manners, money, opposite sex, marriage, patriotism, vision, love, and friendship and so on.
8. BE AVAILABLE: You cannot be an absentee father or mother and be able to raise a child of impeccable character. House helps, nannies, lesson or school teachers cannot help you in this. You must be there or nothing will be.
9. MENTOR THEM: Do not just teach your child; mentor and groom him. Coach and lead him by the hands.

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Culled from PARENTING WITHOUT TEARS available here

RAISING CHILDREN WITH CHARACTER

RAISING CHILDREN WITH CHARACTER