Monday, June 3, 2013

Young Years are for Molding Hearts and Training Behavior

Les Derniers Jours d Enfance by Cecilia Beaux

"The realization that only a genuine conversion of the soul by God will effect the child's spiritual state before Him should undergird everything we teach our little ones.  But as parents we don't wait on the heart of the child to accompany the outward behavior.  It would be foolish to wait until a pure motive accompanied the child's actions, before we began training a child not to throw things, to come to us when he is called, or not to pulverize his sister.


Expecting obedience and teaching them to honor, with love and gentleness, is showing them a picture of God's relationship to His children. 


For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. Heb. 12:6"


~Bambi Moore
In the Nursery of the Nation


Common-Sense-Gone-Controversial: The Training of Young Children



2 comments:

  1. Found your blog from a mention on Deep Roots. Lots of quotes here to bless the day-to-day. Have you read any of Rachel Jankovic's books. I think you would find much to quote there. Thanks for the blessings!c

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  2. Hi! Yes, Ms. Jankovic's books have been a big encouragement to me. I have sought her permission to quote but did not receive a response. I have several favorites of hers and hope to quote one day. Thanks for your comment.

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