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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Practice of Raising Children - A Blueprint


{a checklist, of sorts, from a book I am currently reading}

  • Accept that your children are both unique and ordinary
  • Teach them to honor their parents and to respect others - family, friends, community
  • Teach them to be resilient, self-reliant, and courageous
  • Teach them to be grateful for their blessings
  • Teach them the value of work
  • Teach them to make their table an altar - to approach food with an attitude of moderation, celebration, and sanctification
  • Teach them to accept rules and to exercise self-control
  • Teach them the preciousness of the present moment
  • Teach them about Elohim

... Some things to ponder.

Abba, grant us wisdom that we may train them up in they way they should go.

Shalom!
~ Christina

5 comments:

Crystal said...

I completely agree.

Carmen Bruno said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Christina said...

Me, too, Crystal. I thought it a good list to share. :)


It has been a good book, so far, Carmen. I've enjoyed gleaning. :)


Blessings!

Humble wife said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer

A Will for YHVH said...

That book sounds a little familiar :) May we walk in the way of YHVH and obey all of his commandments.
Love you.