Friday, June 27, 2008

Parenting 101

Jim has a really great post up about raising kids. Primarily dealing with when is the right age to address certain issues with them. I highly recommend that you check it out.

Here are a few excerpts that I really like:

*In my opinion and my experience, Five through ten are the years to instill in the kids what to expect in their teenage years and what the correct responses are.

*Proverbs 22:6 reads...Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

The key in that passage is "a child" because the concept of child of that era was younger than the child we see today. Children were supposed to have the Scriptures committed to memory by age 7, by age thirteen they were considered a young adult. The truth is that that has not changed. A child is 10-and-under regardless of the year or era. It's something all parents need to understand, because it gets exponentially harder to get through to them.

This post was really encouraging to me as my oldest daughter is just entering this "window" (5-10). I know Jim's daughter and she is an absolute delight! I can only hope that I can "train my daughters in the way they should go" as well as he has done with his.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I'm a little behind in reading your blog, but I like this post. I'll have to check out your "check it out"'s when I have a little more time. You'll have to let me know how your training is going. I pray DAILY that God will tug at my children's hearts through what they learn/see through me, despite my yucky sinfulness.