Setting a good example

It would be easy for me to write a blog post day after day, about the joys and news experiences of being a parent! Wonderful and unique things happen everyday with Tamar, she is a fascinating little person, who is maturing in her own way. I was just pondering on the fact that everything is new to a little baby, they have to experience life in order to have knowledge and understanding. In a way, everything we set before them is what will occupy their minds until they come to an age when they discover things for themselves.

This brought home to me the importance of setting before them a Godly home, a loving family and a moral courage to do the right thing! Though we may think that the main channel of learning is education, we must realise that by the time our children reach school age many important traits in their personality have already been formed. Their personality and attitude to others, will reflect the surroundings they have experienced in the early years of their lives. Love, respect, charity, responsibility, kindness and courtesy need to be presented to our little babies and toddlers so that they will grow to accept them as a good way of living your life. Ultimately, the teaching of God’s Word and setting a good example in the way we live our lives, is how we give our children the best start in life.

Proverbs 22v6 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

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