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7 Ways to Earn Respect From Our Children

7 Ways to Earn Respect From Our Children

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 ==== ====For more information please go to:http://maximus.herbalhub.com.au/  ==== ====1. Discipline them: Of course disciplining our children is a given in any home. But we need to ask ourselves if we aredisciplining our children properly? Who rules the perch in your home? How often do your childrentell you what THEY are going to do? Did you know children want discipline and structure in their life? When we take the time todiscipline our children, and on a consistent basis, we are actually helping them to develop theircharacter? Correct discipline is a necessary part of the growth process and we shouldn't hold backon fulfilling our responsibilities as parents. The less we spend disciplining and counseling ourchildren the less they will feel loved by us. 2. Be a good example: Children and teenagers sometimes do dangerous and foolish things, and that is because they donot understand or THINK about the consequences. Young minds do not have the wisdom todiscern properly about the real dangers of drugs, sex, etc. Just hanging out with the wrong crowdof kids can lead our children down a destructive path. The proper correction a child receives must be consciously taught starting when they are veryyoung, and this means we need to take our role as parents more seriously. We are to be the goodexample for our children to follow. We wouldn't want to give our responsibility to someone else,would we? Just as God trains and corrects us to make us better people, so too, must we asparents discipline our children to give them the wisdom and common sense to know from right andwrong. We are in control of our children's destiny. Let's show by example. 3. Teach them about God: Parenting is never easy, especially when we actually put forth energy to do it. That is why God hasgiven His guidance to help direct us along the way. God's guidance can become a father's spiritualauthority. A father should use that authority wisely. Firstly by protecting his sons, and especially daughtersfrom outside influences. The whole purpose of parental discipline is to help children grow andlearn to be honest, loving adults, is it not? One of the greatest responsibilities we have as parentsis to teach our children the value of wisdom and spiritual truth. Where do you think wisdom comesfrom? Parents have wisdom and that wisdom can get passed on to children but in the end allwisdom and truth come from God. 
 
[Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction ofthe Lord. Ephesians 6:4] 4. Show them love: How hard can it be to show our children how much we love them? Well we have to take the time toshow love rather than buy love. More often than not, our busy schedules refrain us from spendingquality time with our children, so what do we do? We buy them stuff. It's great that we want ourchildren to have things but lets not let those things take the place of our love. Schedule a convenient time, at least once a week, to spend the whole day with your child. Youmay not know this but our children do enjoy hanging out with us once in a while, especially whenwe treat them with respect and love. We do this by showing interest in their interests even if itseems wild or frivolous to us. We ought to try and be more understanding of their needs. 5. Tell them no: Why are we so afraid to tell our children no? Did you know that most of the time when our childrenact out in dress, attitude, behavior, drugs, sex, they are actually calling out for love. That's all theywant! Whose responsibility is it to give them the love they deserve? Children learn at a very youngage that by using manipulative behaviors it will get us to pay more attention to them. And it works!But screaming and nagging doesn't. Ignoring them doesn't work either. Our children wish wewould tell them no. All they want is our attention. [Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will be a delight to your soul. Proverbs 29:17] 6. Submit to one another: Everyone in the home should submit to each other out of mutual respect for one another. It is not just the wife who needs to submit to her husband but the husband to the wife, the mother to thechildren, dad to the children, and children to siblings and parents. What's going to happen in a home where everyone succumbs to each other? There would bepeace, tranquility, happiness, and satisfaction. This is what God wants for the family. [But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate,submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peaceraise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18] 7. Be their friend: First we have to be parents and then it is perfectly OK to be friends too. We want them to trust andconfide in us, don't we? Yes, and that is why we need to know who are children are by gettinginvolved in their life. We shouldn't ignore them, reject them, or discourage them in their endeavors.We need to put forth a little bit more effort to SHOW love to our children, and we will see that we'llget the respect we want and need. Fathers do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21

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