The Holy Bible’s Book of Proverbs is filled with parenting tips every parent could learn a lot from. Parents could draw out principles from the book to help them achieve something, and for what successful parenting is all about. The following are some of the child-rearing principles taken from the Proverbs:
PROVERBS CHAPTER 22 VERSE 6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” This verse is perhaps one of the most quoted verses in the Bible. It could be interpreted in a lot of ways, but yet it all boils down to one important thing for us to ponder: it talks about a child’s way or what we should be calling as his or her bent or inclination.
God created each child to be as unique a person as he or she could be. Yes, He wants it that way. God loves variety and uniqueness as evident in the way He created things.
As parents, we need to know our child’s bent or inclination. It was important because if we parents have no idea what our child’s bent is, there’s no way we could also tailor our instruction which we sure want to be most effective with each child. So it’s best for parents to know each of their children very well.
We have to teach our kids the Truth which is the Lord’s in a way they’re learning it best. Once it has to be the case with our son or daughter, then it would stay with him or her for as long as he or she lives.
PROVERBS CHAPTER 1 VERSES 2 TO 3
“To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing.” It should be understood that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of understanding. Once this kind understanding is acquired, everything else would fall in the right place.
We should be our children’s model for fearing God in the first place. It is through such a way that all education begins where we could teach them how to know and fear the Lord. We must reverence God in our home, and making sure they could see a living example of what it’s like to honor God in words and actions.