Bella Vista Church of Christ
Consider The Children
Children are precious. They were brought into this world through no desire of their own. Many are abused, used as pawns, neglected, denied, and betrayed. Such is not fair. Dr. R.F. Hertz, a British psychologist, engaged in a research project of wide interest. He has asked almost a hundred-thousand children between the ages of eight and fourteen, from all walks of life, in twenty-four countries, to list ten rules of behavior for parents.
Here is the list...
Do not quarrel in front of children.
Treat children with equal affection.
Never lie to a child.
Develop tolerance between parents.
Maintain comradeship between parents and children.
Treat you children's friends as welcome visitors in the house.
Always answer children's questions.
Don't blame or punish children in the presence of their friends.
Concentrate on your child's good points. Never overemphasize their failings.
Be constant in affection and mood.
This list should cause parents to stop, look, and listen. Read the list again carefully, thoughtfully, and with self-inspection and evaluation in mind.
How are children treated in your home?
God gives us this advice: "Do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6.4).