If We Will Get It Right, They Will Get It Right
After a boy turned in his homework, the teacher said, "This is terrible! How can one person make so many mistakes?"
"One didn't," the boy answered. "My dad helped me."
Our children will do as we teach them. If we get it wrong, they'll get it wrong.
But if we'll train them according to God's Word, we'll get it right--and eventually they'll get it right too. "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov. 22:6).
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Parenting Wit & Wisdom
If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor.
The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side.
There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it.
--Andychaps "The Funnies"
Mom Was Right After All“The more I go through parenting, the more I say I owe my mother an apology.” --Comedian Ray Romano
Like Father Like SonAn elderly man was walking with his grown son. The old man pointed to a bird and asked, “What’s that?” “That’s a crow, Dad.” A minute later he asked, “What is that?” “It’s a crow.” A few minutes later he asked again, “What did you say it was?” The frustrated son raised his voice, “For the third time--that’s a crow!” The old man said, “When you were about 4 years old, you asked me 75 times what that bird was. I’ve only asked you three!”
Eyes & Ears
"Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they're always watching you."--Robert Fulghum