MOLD A CHILD EARLY
1. It is a whole lot easier to correct a crooked tree when it is just small.
2. A potter must work the clay while it is moist. When it begins to harden he has a
hard time working with it.
3. The younger the child the easier it is to mold him or her. I have heard that by
the time a child reaches 7 yrs. of age, his/her pattern is already
set. 4. Parents, other adults, teachers, older children are the child’
s examples and they mold the child.
5. If you want to see what your child will be like, look in a mirror; you are their
WHAT THE CHILD SEES AS NORMAL
1. What the children live with is what becomes normal to them.
2. If mom and dad lay on the floor high on dope, that becomes the way of life to
3. What does your child see in your life?
NATURAL BRINGS SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE
1. How a child is taught in the natural many times will determine how
he responds to spiritual things.
2. If they live with trust, they learn to trust God.
3. If they live with harshness, they will feel that God is harsh.
4. If they live with love, they see that God is love.
A CHILD LEARNS TO READ FEELINGS EARLY
When our daughter was very small, (I was still carrying her in my arms), we went
to the laundromat to wash some clothes. Evie was lying in my arms looking up at
me. Someone suddenly slammed a washer door shut. As a joke, I put on a very
scared face. Well, I never expected the reaction that I got! She cried and was
upset. I learned right there how soon a baby learns to read a face. A child
understands not only what you say, but how you are really feeling when you say
A CHILD TAUGHT TO BE A FIGHTER
1. “Stand up for your rights, tell them off, you don’t have to take that!“ (A parent
might tell a child.)
2. Do you really want your child to be at war with everyone?
3. How do you like it when other people’s children act that way?
BE A BOY
1. A boy should be taught to act like a male. He should act like it, and dress like
2. He needs to learn to be a leader and an example in doing right.
3. He needs to be gentle, loving, and kind, yet firm.
4. Some day, he will rule his family well.
BE A GIRL
1. A girl should be taught to act and dress like a female.
2. She needs to be submissive, gentle, sweet, and quiet.
3. But she needs to be strong, standing up for what is right.
4. May a love of family, children, and home be instilled in her.
WEEDS DON’T NEED ANY HELP
1.Some parents say, “I won’t tell my child what to believe; when he grows up, I’ll
let him decide“. Would you dig up a plot and not plant anything and wait to see
what comes up?
2. You don’t have to teach a child to steal and lie. (They will learn)
3. You do have to teach them not to steal and lie.
THERE MUST BE PUNISHMENT
1. The Bible gives example after example.
2. God uses it on his own children.
3. Later, a child learns that it is for his own good.
4. As the child grows up, he will obey out of love.
THE JOY OF HELPING OTHERS
1. You go about helping others, and you show true joy in doing it.
2. Your child will want to be helpful to others, too.
3. Is there a spirit of helping each other in your family?
4. Do you show real concern when someone outside your family is hurting?
1. A child not saved.
2. A child that’s bitter.
3. A child that’s selfish.
4. A child that’s disrespectful.
5. Time not spent with a child.
6. Treating a child harshly.
7. Not listening to a child’s small talk.
Don’t let this list be a part of your life; do right by your child now!
TO BE A WORKER
1. Teach a child early to do small jobs around the house. (It doesn’t matter how
2. Teach the principle ,“If you don’t work you don’t eat.”(2 Thess. 3:10) One day
when our daughter was very small came in the house one day and sat down for
lunch. She sat there for a minute or so than asked, “Did I do any work today?”
She had heard our pastor teaching on this principle.
3. Teach good work habits. My dad would say “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing
HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK
1. Teach good habits to a child while he is young.
2. Habits are hard to change once they are ingrained in us.
3. Habits are learned by doing something over and over.
One piece of thread tied around a person’s wrists won’t tie him up. If you use
two or three threads, it won’t hold him. But if you use a hundred, it will be hard
for him to break loose.
4. What are some good habits for a child to learn?
a. Brush your teeth after you eat.
b. Say thank you when someone does something for you.
c. Be helpful when there is a need.
d. Share your things with others.
e. Say I’m sorry when you’ve done wrong.
f. Tell the truth always, it pays off later.
1. If the rules change, the child gets confused.
2. The child asks “where is my boundary, how far can I go?”
3. Don’t set the rules by how you feel. (ie)(When you feel out of sorts, the rules
are strict, when you feel good you let them slide by.)
4. Don’t just ignore bad behavior, even when tired or upset.
MOM AND DAD WORK TOGETHER
1. Don’t fight in front of the children, talk it out in private.
2. Always agree on what the rules are for the household.
3. Children love to play one parent against the other. “But mom said I could!”
4. In the Bible, Jacob’s mother influenced him to lie to his own dad.
TELL THE CHILD OR TRAIN THE CHILD
1. Tell and train are two different words.
2. To train is to be an example, to coach, to help to learn.
3. In the Bible Joash obeyed Jehoiada, but didn’t love and respect him.
(2 Chronicles 24: 2, 6, 17, 18, 20-22)
4. It’s not enough to just tell the child what to do, you must train them.
5. To train them they need to love and respect you.
SHOW LOVE TO THE CHILD
1. Have a closeness with them, hold them when they are young, sit with them,
show them that you like to be near them.
2.Tell them that you love them from time to time, dads sometimes don’t.
3. Giving them of your time shows them that you care.
THE CHILD MUST RESPECT YOU.
1. The parent must earn respect, not only demand it.
2. The parent must respect himself, if he/she doesn’t, the child will know.
3. The parent must respect others, or the child will learn disrespect.
CHILDREN ARE FOLLOWERS
1. When they follow you, please lead them in the right way.
(A man was walking in the snow one cold winter day. After he walked quite a long
way, his very young son came up behind him. The man asked, “Son, how did you
find me?” The young boy answered, “Oh, it was easy, Dad, I just walked in your
foot prints.” (Is there someone walking in your foot prints?)
HOW A CHILD LOOKS AT GOD
There is nothing wrong with strictness if there is also love. But a harsh partental
spirit will harn a child. There was a dad so harsh, that he never told his child that
he had done well. Dad always seemed to find something wrong with what the
child did. If the child made a mistake dad roughly corrected him. The dad never
held the child much, never told him that he loved him. The child never saw his
mom and dad kiss or show much affection towards each other.
As the child grew into a man, he felt that he couldn’t do anything right. He lived
a life very fearful of making a mistake. Later, when he came to God, he felt God
would be angry at him for the least mistake. He felt that he could never please
God. He felt that God didn’t really love him, that he was just a slave to God. It
took him many years to get free from that bondage. But God helped him and
showed him great love. His great fear and dread of God turned into love for Him.
But please don’t take your child down this same path of harshness!
WHAT AN ATTITUDE!
1. What attitude do you want your child to have towards:
a. Himself or herself?
b. Other people?
You may be the one that makes the difference! You are important in your child’s
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