Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's Called Parenting!


A lady that was in the same store as me and my daughter had been listening to my 3yr old daughter sing Jesus Loves Me, sing her ABC's and talk to others around us while we shopped. Come to find out she was a Kindergarten teacher and she was amazed my daughter knew her ABC's among many other things she could sing several songs, quote the fruits of the spirit, tell Bible stories and tell someone about Jesus. She thought this was some extraordinary child and gifted and told me she will go far.

It was sad.....you might be saying "Why would that be sad?" Well, it is sad because all it is, is simply PARENTING!!!! Spending time with your child, teaching them the Bible and things they need to learn. Constantly talking with them and letting them help in the house, etc. However in today's society it is not so popular to really raise your children. Send them to daycare.....send them off to preschool to let someone else teach them what you YOURSELF could teach them in those young and moldable years.

Why is the average mother not doing her role? Why have a child in the first place if you were not going to raise them yourself? It mind boggles me all the time when I hear comments about my daughter being gifted.......when in reality, she is a normal 3yr old who has her parents loving her and teaching her and constantly praising her. Children NEED praise. Children NEED enthusiasm. One thing I always want my daughter to have is enthusiasm. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. They have interest in life......and others simply by enthusiasm.

Instill in your daughters (by your example).....the role in which they were made for. Show them the value of what God has made them to be. Don't let the world and all its ideals, be the motivating factor in your daughter's life! Train them at home........teach them what the Bible says! Guard your children from outward influences which would be harmful......get rid of your TV!

I went home to visit my family and just being there for 12 days.......I saw enough on TV to reaffirm me not having one, going on 9 years now. I thought to myself "well it is a cartoon channel, so what could be so bad, right?" Then I saw the commercials and some of the cartoons had horrid things in them! How could this be?? Do parents leave their children to sit and watch this day in and out? WHO IS MOLDING YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN?????? Hollywood?? Is everything you put in front of your child what you want them to learn and mimic? If not, then THROW it out! ; )

We occasionally let my daughter watch a cartoon that we have screened on our computer, most are Bible DVDs and learning tools. My daughter mostly does puzzles, plays instructional computer games (yes she can use a computer very well), and loves learning and playing. Children's minds are impressionable and we must filter what is put before them, things we can control.

God has given you children and entrusts them to your care. Don't disappoint him.......train them up in the way they should go!! It's YOUR job, not anyone else's.........

Proverbs 22:6

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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4 comments:

Dawn said...

I go to the Visionary Daughters website at least once a week to see if they have updated when they are going to put their DVD out because it looks so good! I am all excited right now thinking about it :)
Your little one sounds like a true gift in your life :)
My husband and I plan on teaching our children (if we have any) early on as well just basic things from the moment they can comprehend. Who needs Kindergarten when children can learn so much more at home :)

I hope you are having a blessed Saturday!

Dawn

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for your comment Dawn!

Robyn said...

I have two boys and the same applies. We do have a TV but limit the time and certainly what the oldest watches (The 10 mo old isn't allowed to watch it yet). People also think my oldest who is two is gifted. I also think it is because we work with him. We use the simplest things in life as learning opportunities. What an awesome responsibility we have as parents to raise the next generation of men and women for God. As I know you know, lots and lots of time on our knees is the only way we can do it, that and using the sensibility that God gave us to make the right choice of what we expose them to. Thanks for a great post!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for your comment Robyn!

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