Children are blessings from God and they are not meant to grief our heart. If there is any of your children that is making you sad and giving you sorrow, the Lord will touch him or her today and there will be testimony in Jesus name.
Here are some parenting tips that will guide you and make you a fruitful parent.
a. Change your Perspective. Do not see your children as a source of worry for you, never look at them as if they are burden. They are gifts from God that must be accepted with thanksgiving.
b. Lead by Example. There is tendency for your children to respect whatever you do in their presence whether good or bad. Always be conscious of your attitude at home and wherever. Be a good example to them. Do not just teach them but act whatever you preach.
c. Train your Children. Create avenue for your children to learn from you. Let the atmosphere at home be conducive for them. “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. Proverbs 22:6.
d. Spend Time With Them. Do not just buy them toils but give your children your time. Never allow them to be at the mercy of your maids and neighbour. Nobody can help you nurture them the way you will do it. Please set your priority right.
e. Show Love. A child wants to be loved because that will give hi or her a high self-esteem and sense of belonging. It will build confidence in them. Parents must communicate and demonstrate love at home, don not just keep it in your heart; please show and say it to them. Never starve your children of your love at home, they may want to look for it outside at all cost and in the process they can fall into a wrong hand and suffer loss. Do not permit God to blame you; whatever you are doing as parents, you will give account one day.
f. Be firm and fair to them. Never discipline them without discussing with them why they are punished. Do not just beat at all time, talking will work too. There are times to use rod and words of counsel. Please, adopt the right tool at the right time. Encourage them to carry your instructions to letter. Always stand your ground on some issues that will increase that respect for you.
g. Motivate Them. Be a motivator to your children. Inculcate in them, grace to believe in themselves. You must make them know that they can do all things through Christ that strengthens them. (Philippians 4:13). Encourage your children to put more efforts to their studies, let them not accept failure as their final answer, let them know that God created them not to serve their mate. They must be the head and not the tail. Teach them never to be afraid but be bold in the Lord to take giant steps. Shalom!