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What is bad parenting?  
...Not training a child in the way of the Lord


Every parent love obedient and God fearing children.  But beyond that, parents have a responsibility before God to bring up their child in the way of the Lord.  To know the love of God to us and others, to know that obedience is key to becoming the favourite of God.

Parents should also let their children know that rebellion, a serious offence before God starts from the sin of disobedience.  God expects parents to be genuine believers, so they can pass their experiences and instructions of God to them.  

It is a well known fact that children copy their parents in many things and so, it is important that parents are available to show good example to their children. If parents are unbelieving or rebellious to the word of God, it will take God's intervention for their children to know and fear God - Children copy their parents!

We are to be imitators of God, our Heavenly Father, and God aim is for us to conform to the image of Christ in everything.  The same for our children, so that they will grow in love for God, and their neighbour, while submitting to the lordship of Christ in all things.  

To train our children to love God with all their hearts, and to love others as they live themselves is the goal of many believing parents, but many times, parents indulge in detrimental behaviors in the presence of their children, leaving a long-lasting effect on the child. It may not be intentional, but the damage is done. 
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Mothers...what is this?

Mothers should call their daughters to zip their clothes - Not boys!

Once an evil seed has been sowed in the heart of the child, it becomes very difficult to erase.  Some mothers even expose their nakedness to their little children, which leaves the children imagining evil things from their youth.

Parents, prayerfully seek to bring your children to genuine conversion in Christ.
Prayerfully do this.  Be devoted to the things of God, speaking of His goodness all the time.  Studying your bible and praising Him daily. Pray for your children to receive the Lord in their youth etc and believe God for answered prayers

Bad Parenting Proper:
1. It includes not giving a child a good example to copy
2. Acts that pollute and corrupt a young child's mind
3. Exposing the child to danger - knowingly or unknowingly
4. Neglecting the child and not giving the child attention when necessary
5. Showing the child bad example that can mislead the child

The definition of bad parenting is not a single act of poor nurturing but rather a series of such actions that invariably harm the little one’s demeanor and psychology. A parent may feel guilty and will try to reconcile, but it often too late, the deed has been done and an evil seed has been sowed into the child memory.

Surprisingly, many parents do not realize their folly since the deed was unintentional or perhaps they are too busy to learn to be an active parent. Below are pics of some attributes and actions that all sum up to bad parenting, which children of God must avoid for the moral and healthy growth of their wards.

Help your Children Understand and live in Holiness: Mothers -

  • Do not expose your nakedness to your younger ones.
  • Don;t send your boys to Zip or unzip your clothes, send your daughters
  • Do not allow your boy to touch sensitive parts of your body after an certain age limit

This is a lifelong process, of course. But your goal is to get your children to have a God-ward focus in their lives. They are accountable primarily to God, not to you. They must learn that their disobedience and sin displeases Him. 

They need to learn to please God with every thought, word, and deed. As soon as they’re old enough, you’ll want to help them establish a quiet time. Help them evaluate various activities by the question, “Does it please God?”

Part of growing in godliness is developing godly character qualities. We should teach and show them the importance of inward purity of heart and inner rejection of sin and all manner of evil. Also we should explain love and faith from the heart.  Love and faith that comes from the heart is deep and long lasting.

In the book of Hebrews 12:10, the bible says that God disciplines (trains) us so that we may share His holiness. You must train your children to share God’s holiness. Teach them about moral purity, the fruit of the Spirit, how to deal with trials with the right attitude of joy and thanksgiving, about having a servant-attitude instead of a selfish outlook. Attitudes are important, not just outward behavior, since God is concerned about our attitudes.

Children, with their exuberant attitude display foolishness, which parents should help them to amend.  Proverbs 22:15 says  “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from him.” 

This means that children, by nature, are self-centered and proud. They need encouragement to grow in humility and servant-hood. Since as sinners, we’re all rebellious at heart, children need to learn submission to proper authority as a part of godliness.

Beloved, Jesus is coming back soon.  "Where will you spend eternity - In heaven or hell? This is the time to work-out your salvation.  Now is the acceptable time!

Repent and give your heart to Jesus. He will give you a new life, victory and eternal life.  Will you accept Him today?

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