Be Aware and Care
I am stating my intention to be a more aware and caring mom/parent.
I am making a commitment to be aware of my words and actions and the effect that they have on my child.
I am willing to be more caring and compassionate whenever possible.
In the promise, what does “Aware” means?
To be aware of our parenting is to watch what effect we have in our communication and in our interactions.
To be aware means to make a choice to “try another way” if what we are saying and doing isn’t working.
To be aware means to make conscious choices for the greater benefit of all involved.
In the promise, what does “Care” means?
“Care” means “to take care” in how we speak and how we act so that we are effective and achieve the most desirable results for the situation.
“Care” means to take that deep breath before we react in an inappropriate way and then ask, “Is this the most effective way to handle this?’
“Care” means to make opportunities to appreciate and be grateful for our children in order to foster the same within.
Phew…Knowing the fact that as a stay at home mom, my own behavior is on show 24/7 at home. I’m taking a deep breath right now praying and hoping that I could make it possible to be aware and care. I was digging my old files, and I found the above article from my parenting file which I can’t remember where I got it from. What a Beautiful Monday to be reminded.
I can’t remember where I copy this summary it was on my word document file and as a parent I am being reminded today.
- Blessings of great joy and satisfaction exist for both the father and mother who properly train their children, while the cursing of great sorrow is the consequence to those who do not.
- The soul life of each child is the creation of God, and God has a plan and a purpose for anything He creates.
- God intends for children to be trained by their parents according to His standards.
- Child training is dependent on the child’s respect for his parent’s position of authority.
- The principle of authority was designed by God for the orderly administration of His plan for mankind and is totally under His control.
- Parental authority is the most extensive of all institutions and includes the right to demand obedience from children.
- The parents’ word is law to their children.
- Parents are responsible to raise obedient and respectful children.
- Parents are accountable to God alone for their rulership.
- Children who honor their parents are blessed with physical prosperity, whereas those who rebel in overt disrespect receive the cursing of a living death and/or a violent end.
- Parents must provide strong leadership for their children and stand responsible for their outside influences.
- Parents are the symbol and representative of God’s authority to their children.
5 Golden Rules
Golden Rule ONE: Treat Children the Way You Want to be Treated
Golden Rule TWO: Know your Children’s Ages and Stages
Golden Rule THREE: Teach Your Children Responsibility
Golden Rule FOUR: Squash the Over–Scheduling Dilemma
Golden Rule FIVE: Don’t Forget the Little Things That Count