Lately I have been feeling a bit inadequate in the parenting department. I have been letting the kids get away with a lot as I am so tired these days, I have had a few people close to our family either discipline the kids in front of me or have given me "pointers" about what I SHOULD be doing. I felt completely defeated! Now let me stop here and say that I truly believe that I have the worlds most awesome children. They are fun to be around, the see beauty in the smallest things,and most importantly they are already developing a love for God and His word. Even so, they are only 3 and 4. If they don't get that constant training then they are going to slip up... it's only human. So there I sat in the middle of the kids room crying and praying as the kids drifted off to their nap, then God spoke right to my heart. It felt as if He was saying "Everybody has their own opinions and way of doing things, the only one you need to worry about is mine." I immediately hopped on the computer and search the words "what does the bible say about parenting?" There are endless resources to view, this is what I have found to help me begin the process of truly Godly parenting. As long as I do it his way, I can be confident in my parenting.
1) Teach our children to love God with all of their heart, soul and strength. Deuteronomy 6:5-9
2)Teach them respect and loving leadership through our actions towards Christ and your spouse. Ephesians 5:21-29
3) Raise them up in the way that they should go, according to God's word. Proverbs 22:6 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17
4) Involve them in church and surround them with fellow Christians. Hebrews 10:24-25