TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN GOD’S WAY
Now that you know the importance of teaching children, the chapters ahead will guide you in both what to teach them and how to teach them.
Where Teaching the Basics Begins
A ll parents want their children to lead happy, abundant, success- ful lives. But this will not be achieved by accident. Children need SPECIFIC GUIDANCE. Everyone recognizes that people are most influenced when they are young. This is why it is so important for parents to instill, beginning from a very early age, the proper focus and framework on which to base their lives.
The next three chapters contain an extensive list of different at- tributes and qualities to teach your children. No book of this kind could address every important character trait necessary to lead a hap- py, productive life. Therefore, this list is not all-inclusive, and other points could certainly be added to it, but it covers all of the most crucial things that children need to learn in order to be properly equipped for adulthood.
Parental involvement is critical in the successful EDUCATION of all children—meaning not just how well they do in school but in a host of other vitally important areas of their development. It has been demonstrated that children tend to thrive in a more tightly managed routine. This is particularly important when it comes to how well they will do in school.
For instance, as we have seen, doctors and educators now talk in terms of “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) and “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) when they are describing a child that is out of control. In reality, many of these children have been