Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Up or Down?

 Here’s a bit of nostalgic blogging from my original blog…

Rules for Bringing UP a Child:

  1. Make home the brightest, most attractive place we can
  2. Make him/her responsible in the daily duties at home
  3. Never punish in anger, but only in love and for disobedience
  4. Do not laugh at their ideas. Encourage their imagination no matter where it leads.
  5. Encourage an open home, inviting their friends often to share in your home and table.
  6. Impress on his mind the fact that service and honesty are more important than making money and friends.
  7. Live CHRIST in front of them so you can talk CHRIST to them.
  8. Let them see your hunger for Gods Word, your enjoyment at reading Scripture and praying often.
  9. Set an example in a faithful church with your attendance and interest in the work of the church.
  10. Be much in prayer for their salvation and spiritual growth.

Rules for Bringing DOWN a Child:

  1. Let them have as much money as they wish, to spend as they choose.
  2. Permit them to choose their own friends without guidance or restraint.
  3. Let them spend Sundays sleeping late, playing games or watching TV, or with friends who have no regard as to the Lords Day.
  4. Allow them to come and go as they please, returning as late as they choose.
  5. Make no inquiry as to their friends, or where they spend their free time and money.
  6. Teach them to ignore personal responsibility, to pay others for work within the home and service to others.
  7. Allow them to think good manners are a good substitute for good morals.
  8. Do not trouble them with creating an interest in Scripture or winning them to Christ.
  9. Let them see you make excuses for missing church, winning others to Christ, Bible study.
  10. Never let them hear you pray. especially for their own salvation.


Mrs. Thompson said...

Really enjoyed this post and a glimpse into your stocking up lists. Loved this list for raising children. I have a 15 year old girl rebel in my home right now. Not fun, not fun at all. We are still in charge regardless what she thinks. Miss seeing facebook but love following you here...Kelly Thompson

Mrs. Dewey Smith said...

You aren't missing much on Facebook...same ol postings as usual over there.
I am finally on the other side of some of those rebel moments with the olders and can see there IS fruit to all the teachings and small things I was sure went unnoticed and unheard. Oldest is 29 this year and he's the first to tell the others that I'm not as "out there bat crazy with ideas" as they think I am. Next is 22 and doing great out on her own back north. My wildest rebel to date is almost completely turned around to a more decent norm now. She gave me quite the heart trouble for 2 years, but has come around to the same sweet girl I was beginning to think was gone.
There is hope!


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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