|"Make them known unto thy children and thy children's children." Deuteronomy 4:9. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Child-rearing is a great responsibility. Not all parents are successful and the consequences are often unfortunate. Exposing children to Biblical precepts starting at an early age is important in shaping their later years. Reading Bible based stories and, more importantly, reading directly from the Bible provides a foundation for upright moral behavior. From the beginning of life, children can be guided onto a path that they will be likely to follow into adulthood.
Taking children to church is also helpful. They enjoy the songs and the worship experience. Seeing others praising God and communing together as a unified body sets a good example for them and helps them become aware of the community of the faithful. The Bible study classes can be educational and fun if the church has such programs. Also most churches have other activities for children that provide wholesome fun and good company.
Love at home is the most important part of raising mentally and spiritually healthy children. However don't neglect a healthy social life that includes God and godly people.
Parents, don’t be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)