Category: Parenting

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‘Rules of Life’ for Children

When God told Samson’s father Manoah that he would have a son in his old age, he asked, ‘What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?’ He was a wise father. He knew that in order for...

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Raising Children (2)

Yesterday we talked about children who are compliant, compared to those who are defiant. Every parent with two children or more is probably blessed with at least one of each. When one child is a stick of dynamite and the...

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Raising Children (1)

There are two kinds of children. The first are compliant ones – those who sleep through the night from the second week of life. They coo at their grandparents, and smile while their nappies are being changed. They are never...

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Dad, Start a Tradition

Dad, your children deserve a father who will model the Christian life before them, teach them the truth of God’s Word, and show them how to receive the gift of eternal life. And it could be that in your family...

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Family Time!

You don’t have to spend huge amounts of money to have meaningful family life. Children love the most simple, repetitive kinds of activities. They want to be read the same stories hundreds of times, and hear the same jokes long...

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Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

Raising your child ‘in the way he should go’ means being aware of: 1)Their interests. John Ruskin said, ‘Tell me what you like, and I’ll tell you what you are’. What do your children like? Numbers? Colours? Activities? The greatest...

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Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

A parent will either accelerate or stifle their child’s giftedness. The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ (v. 6 KJV). That doesn’t mean...

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Negative Ions

According to adult sources, sometimes, raising teenagers can be like sending an astronaut into space. Early space probes launched from Cape Canaveral in the 1960s created anxiety for the safety of the astronauts. It was especially intense when the spacecraft...

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Godly Parents, Godly Children

Speaking about Abraham, God said, ‘He will direct his children…to keep the way of the LORD.’ Can God say that about you? Are you serious about raising godly children (or nieces and nephews, if you still haven’t got any)? When...

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Beyond the Myths of Parenting (2)

Here are another two parenting myths. 1) Good parents always produce good children. If only that were so, but it’s not! Even when you do all the right things, your children get to make their own choices in life. Cain...