Rules for Bringing Up a Child:
- Make home the brightest and most attractive place we can.
- Make him responsible for helping in some daily duties at home.
- Never punish in anger nor to relieve our own feelings, but only in love and for disobedience.
- Do not ridicule his ideas; talk frankly on matters in which he is interested.
- Encourage him to invite friends to our home and table.
- Impress on his mind the fact that service and honesty are more important than making money.
- Live Christ before him so you will be able to talk of Christ to him.
- Let him see your enjoyment and profit from Bible reading and prayer.
- Set an example in faithful church attendance and interest in the work.
- Be much in prayer for his salvation and spiritual growth.
Rules for Bringing Down a Child:
- Let him have plenty of money to spend as he likes.
- Permit him to choose his companions without restraint or guidance.
- Let him spend Sunday hours on the street or with companions with low ideals as to the Lord’s day.
- Allow him to go out at night as he pleases and return when he gets ready.
- Make no inquiry as to where and with whom he spends his leisure time.
- Teach him to expect pay for all help at home and for all service to others.
- Allow him to think that good manners are a good substitute for good morals.
- Do not trouble to interest him in the Bible or to win him to Christ.
- Let him see that you think church attendance is not important.
- Never let him hear you pray, especially for his salvation.
“Bring them UP in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” Ephesians 6:4
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