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Sep 29, 2009

Three things every parent should teach their kids (Mcklinky Blog hop)

I love the theme for this week's blog hop. Hubby and I stand by our top three 'Bunny girl must knows' and would love to share them with you.

First and foremost, we believe a child should be taught the Word of God at a very young age. The importance of developing a relationship with our Heavenly Father is so important. Remember when you teach a young child the Word of God, when he/she grows up, the Word of God will be implanted in his/her heart and will guide every decision he/she makes.

A child should also be taught the importance of prayer. Initially it may be a struggle to get a child to sit still and pray but over time you will see that they get used to the routine and begin to enjoy "talking to Jesus". There's nothing that brings us more joy than to see Bunny girl close her eyes and pray for a little classmate who bullies her little friends or even pray for our family back home. Over time we've seen that Bunny girl knows that we need to pray for healing and even just to thank God for answering a prayer request. I still remember receiving an answer to prayer a week ago and Hubby rushed into the room to tell both of us just as we were nodding off to sleep. Immediately Bunny girl bounced up and said "Come on! Lets thank Jesus." She didn't forget! Hubby and I have learnt so much from listening to her short, simple and sincere prayers.

I honestly believe a parent has done an awesome job with their child if they raise a God fearing child. Everything else falls into place after this.

The third thing a child should be taught is to respect grownups and their friends (both young and old.) We always tell Bunny girl she needs to
  • Be polite ("Please" "Thank You" "May I" Excuse me" "Sorry")
  • Obey the first time round.
  • Take turns while playing and
  • Share (We still have a little difficulty with taking turns and sharing but we're slowly getting there)
There are many more things I'd love to share but since we've been restricted to three, I've picked our top 3. Remember none of us can be perfect parents, we all make mistakes but with God's Grace we CAN raise our kids to be good adults.


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6 Comments:

At September 29, 2009 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Josie said...

That was great! Come over and see mine! http://raisingbabycheap.blogspot.com

 
At September 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Terra H. said...

I agree, a child should be raised in the way of God. I've been a Christian for many, many years but have never really encouraged my children to go to church. That is until almost a year ago when I felt the inner nudge that I needed to start going. We've been going to a church on Saturdays (although not so much this summer) and it's something that both my kids and I enjoy. My youngest son used to not do so well in school last year and his behavior was not desirable. His behavior changed once he started going to church and his teacher even commented that she noticed a big difference. He said it was because he had been baptized and knew that God was watching him. Wow, what a profound statement. Now that our weekends are not tied up so much I'm going to be taking them back to church. It's made a difference in our lives.

 
At September 29, 2009 at 3:04 PM , Blogger LAURA said...

I love your story about your daughter saying you need to praise God for an answered prayer!!

 
At September 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

These were great and TRUE!!!! We as parents need to lay a foundation for our children to grow up to be full of integrity and character!

 
At September 29, 2009 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Hippie4ever said...

Beautiful and true! Love your daughter's praise story.

 
At October 16, 2009 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Shilpa said...

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