YOU ARE A MODEL TO THE CHILDREN –
You are the first example they take note of. No matter HOW MUCH YOU SAY, children will always do WHAT YOU DO. Whatever you are doing they are watching. (Basically, children are copycats). Think of it, will you really be happy if your child were to copy EVERYTHING you did? Watch it. Kids are lots wiser and smarter than you think, so be careful what you do because once they see they see. When it comes to parenting, your marriage is the first example to them. Watch the kinds of memories you are creating for your children. Your marriage matters. You either make them aspire for marriage or discourage them. Treat your spouse rightly.
YOU ARE THEIR GREATEST VOICE AND INFLUENCE –
When memories of your voice resonate in their minds, will they be inspired? What are you saying to their lives? What words are you releasing to their lives? Speak rightly to their lives. In their characteristic manner, children can provoke you but be conscious of what you say at those times.
PARENTING IS A JOINT EFFORT –
No matter what it is, a child needs both parents. In case you are a single parent, introduce an accredited parent figure to them. One spouse should not leave all the work for a particular parent. The child needs both the father and the mother.
YOU ARE THEIR FIRST TEACHER –
Training starts from home. Be careful. Be involved with your children’s growing up. Give them appropriate sex education from home. It makes your children feel a sense of importance when you relate with them. No matter how busy you are, create time for them. Listen and watch closely and never trust your kids blindly.
INVEST INTO THEIR LIVES –
Invest and cultivate in them, what you want to see in them. Invest into their values.
INTENTIONALLY PRAY FOR THEM –
Never stop praying for them. Prayer can change any child
GIVE THEM ENLIGHTENMENT –
Broaden your kids’ repertoire and sphere of experience. Don’t raise a localized champion! Take them on excursions to places of importance.