The family is ordained of God. She is essential to his plan. He established the family to bring happiness to his children, to help them learn the gospel in an atmosphere of love, and to prepare them for eternal life. The home is the primary place to teach, learn. “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and to serve one another, to keep the commandments of God, and to be law-abiding citizens, wherever they live. Husbands and wives (mothers and fathers) will be accountable to God for how they have fulfilled these obligations. Rabbi Tony A. Taliaferro Ph.D. Yeshua’s Word Ministry.
Here are some from Rabbi Tony A. Taliaferro tips for raising your children in the faith.
Take time with your children
Beyond our imperatives as adults, we must respond to this priority need in their lives. Your kids not only need a lot of time, they really want it. Maybe they don’t express it, but this hunger and this desire are always the same. Love them; spend time with them. Cancel some of your so-called ‘important social engagements’ and make your home the center of your social life. God will honor you and your children will grow up and be a blessing to you.
Teaching children moral and spiritual principles
seeking what is morally and spiritually right is a key to pass on to our children to allow them to have a truly satisfying life. Give your children ideals of life. Teach them the moral and spiritual principles of life. Show them that only what is morally and spiritually right will cause us to be truly satisfied in our lives.
Be an example for them
the story of a lawyer dad, who one day realized on his way to work the influence he had in the life of his son. A lawyer went to his office every morning and stopped at the local bar for a drink. One morning, when the snow had fallen, he heard a noise behind him. Turning around, he saw his 7-year-old son walking as far as he could in his father’s footsteps in the new snow. The father turned around and said, ‘Son, what are you doing?’ The son replied, ‘I follow in your footsteps.’ The father sent his son home, but that morning he could not go to the bar. All he thought about was his son following in his father’s footsteps. That day, as he studied his legal case, the boy’s words kept coming back: ‘I’m following in your footsteps.
Let them know God
Teach your children to know God. when God is thanked for the meal and when the family prays daily. You can help them study the scriptures to understand true principles and find solutions to their problems. You can also help them develop the skills to study the skills and habits they will need to continue their lifelong gospel learning.