EFFECTIVE PARENTING (saving the souls of our children)

Lack of parantal responsibility can cause disaster to the family and the entire nation. Example in the Bible is the case of Eli’s family, 1 Samuel 2:27-36, chapters 3 &4 where the children of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas due to the lack of parantal responsibility brought disaster to the family and entire nation of Israel. Also read BEN CARSON SPEAKS: PART ONE The two children died on the same day, Eli died, the daughter in-law died during child birth, Israelites lost the battle and the Ark of the Lord captured. O! What a disaster! The Bible has placed high responsibilies on parants for the good upbringing of the entire children. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it Family is the bedrock of the society. When the family is well founded, the society will be solidly strong, peaceful and good. Many families have left their in the hands of house helps, Aunties, Uncles etc. to pursue wealth. In most cases the children are sexually abused, physically abused, maltreated, malnurished and even used for ritual purposes as can see in most media. MY ADVISE TO PARANTS There us need to take care of the family needs. Yes I agree with that, but only the physiological needs which most parants tend to focus on. Also, other needs like spiritual, psychological, emotional, social etc. must be met in order to bring up a total child. TIME MANAGEMENT Parants should create time to meet up with the 3 Ties of the family: ·Home ·Job ·Church (Religious Activities) The family should be given priority because that is the first foundation and the first school of the child. If the family is sick, the entire society will be sick and in disarray. So the 3 Ties must be balanced. Parental roles should not be delegated to house help or any care giver who has little or nothing to offer. Children should be closely monitored by their parants, what they watch on TV, internet, social media, what they wear, places they they visit, the type of friends they keep. Etc. Make out time to listen to them, they want to share their experiences with you. If you don’t create time, someone out there will teach them the wrong thing or mislead them. Parants should be role moldels to their children. Most times, children tend to copy what they see their parents do. There is an adage that says.  “When the mother-goat is chewing the cord, the young one is watching.” (Proverbs 18:10) INVOLVE GOD Make God the head of the family by constantly communing with Him through prayer. He is the strong tower the rightous runneth unto him and he is saved. St Augustine says, “A family that prays together stays together.” Joshua 1:8 says, “Be sure that this book of the Law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet.  and a light to my path.” Read, study, and meditate on the word of God with your children always. Lve the word and you will prosper.. Finally, to be a parent is a great responsibility trusted unto you by God which you must give account to Him. Dear parents, please, let us live up to our responsibilities, to protect our children from all forms of vices that ravaging the society and have eaten deep into so many families. Let us say NO to this canca worm. Mat God Almighty give us the grace to live up to expectation in Jesus Name. Amen. Sis. Jimaimmah Ogbu

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