It is the responsibility of parents to bring up their children
Parenting demands different responsibilities at different levels
Deuteronomy 6:7: teach your children the law of God diligently
Bringing up children requires creating a conducive environment
The first lessons for a child is watching what the parent does
Parents should practice what they say
You can’t teach children to obey what you don’t practice

Children should feel safe and protected
No shouting and insulting from parents
Ephesians 6:4 parents should not annoy children
Instead bring them up in Christian discipline and instruction
Parents should advice and teach in the Lord
Tell children that you love them

It is the responsibility of parents to discipline their children
Correction and discipline are good for children.
If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them.
Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them.
They will never give you reason to be ashamed (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:15, 17‬)

Children just naturally do silly, careless things,
But a good spanking will teach them how to behave (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:15‬)
Don’t hesitate to discipline children.
A good spanking won’t kill them.
As a matter of fact, it may save their lives (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:13-14‬)

Explain why you are disciplining them
Tell children what God tells parents
Not to spare the rod as it will spoil the child (Proverbs 13:24)
That we discipline them while they are young enough to learn
That, if you don’t, you are helping them to destroy themselves (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:18‬)
Talk of a holy chastisement (Hebrews 12:7)
God also chastises those He loves (Deutronomy 8:5, Proverbs 3:12)
Create an environment where you explain
Make children understand decision making process

Know your child’s friends
Advice children to befriend good children
If you realize the child is in bad company, stop that relationship
Look at what your children do
There are some activities that damage children
Know which parties they are invited, some may spoil them
Have interest in the activities that children are involved in
Monitor television viewing and internet use
Stand your ground as a parent

Let’s have a routine of godliness
Such as Prayer, singing hymns, read the bible
No staying at home on Sunday
Go to church, be there early
If one is not going to church, do pray, sing hymns, read bible
Train children prayer, hymns, reading bible
Select simple songs and teach the children
They will never forget the songs throughout life

Show children values and virtues of a Christian
Honesty, self discipline, respect, perseverance
Integrity, generosity, kindness, hard work
Values are the foundation of a Christian

Parents should create time for the children
Be role models to the children
Set a good example to the children
The way we talk, respond
Teach children to apologize, acknowledge
Read bible with the children

Share personal experiences with your children
Tell them bad decisions you made and their negative effects
Tell them good decisions you made and their positive effects
Manage language barrier challenges
Be friendly to your children


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