Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6. Every family needs to know the importance of training children, in the bible when it tells us to train our children in the way they should go, it isn’t just referring to when they are young or even until they are teenagers, it means until they leave from you and I believe it means until they leave you as in marriage.
We are constantly training our children even when we don’t know we are, they watch how we act, what we do, what we say, and they will copy our actions more than they will listen to what we say for them to do, so you just have to remember to always do as we should because they are watching us and learn from us.
Also, when training your child be loving, we have a rule in our house that this is a “no yelling house” and yes of course we aren’t perfect and we do raise our voices sometimes when we get really frustrated but that is something to work on. Just remember to talk to your children with love and kindness, talk with them in a soft gentle voice, not one of anger or frustration, and if you find yourself reaching your breaking point and and you know you are going to raise your voice to them or punish them out of anger then leave the room and take a minute or two to yourself to just calm down, during that time just remind yourself that they are children who are still learning and when they act out they aren’t doing it to get at you they are just children who need training.
I have also learned that it is so simple to train your child in everything you do and to teach them about the Lord with everything, it’s so easy, say you go outside to play and the sun is nice and bright just say something so simple as “Look at what a beautiful sun God gave to us, aren’t you glad He created the sun for us to look at.” something so simple as that spoken all the time can teach your children to look for the Lord in everything and to appreciate what He has given to us. Your challenge for today is to only speak to your children in soft gentle loving tones, and to find as many ways to talk to them about Jesus and what He gives to us and Has done for us.