Child Training : What You Need To Know
Child training goes beyond mere teaching and instructing . It involves everything that will make the child grow up to become a healthy , useful , responsible and fulfilled adult on the one hand and everything that will make him / her fit for the society on the other. Therefore when we train our children, we are preparing them for the future. Without doubt the challenges of future years will be greater than those of today, new set of challenges and problems that will require new approaches would emerge by the time today’s children become adults. It is only as we train and prepare them that they will be able to cope with these challenges. Our training must be aimed at developing two things in our children, responsibility and creativity. In other words , our training must be targeted at helping our children develop roots of responsibility and wings of creativity. When children are grounded on the roots of responsibility it makes them thoughtful and careful of their action and decision in life. But they also need to have wings of creativity so that they will be able to maximize their potential, discover new opportunity and achieve what you as parents could not achieve.
Never Forget this salient truth , the most important lives in history are the lives of our children “Children are the crown of old men and the glory their parents. The father of a good child will remain happy and he that has a wise wise child will be always joyous. A well educated and informed child is capable of carrying the family at old age. Investing every resource at your disposal to bring up a child is a good investment. The goal of every man would be to train a child that would take the baton from him, for life is like a relay race. Therefore you must make deliberate efforts to have a Godly influence on them. Children that are not well trained or well equipped will end up in the wrong place. How we train our children will bring about the following in their lives : It will determine how they will live and how to trust people , whom to trust and what level of trust to have in different categories of people, it will also determine their view of life and how they will handle problems and opportunities.
Sometimes some parents work very hard to provide comfort that money can buy and forget the spiritual and emotional needs of their children. Mothers are competing with their husbands at the expense of their children . They don’t bother to provide basic necessities for them nor take good care of them. Some parents think the best way to train a child is by commanding and ordering him around with a long list of do’s and don’ts. That is not the way to do it. The first thing is to show your children that you accept and appreciate them the way God has made them . Let your children live with love, appreciation, encouragement and praise. Remember, your children’s future is in your hand.