21st Century Children And Today's Parents
Parents should be aware and be able to discover that the generation in which today's children are, is spectacular. Some people call it 'jet age.' Parents have to be quite aware that there's a great generational gap apart you? "Train up a child in the way he should go". Not in the way you were trained; what worked for you then, may not exactly work for them now.
Your duty as a caretaker, caregiver and guardian of your children, is that of guidance, admonition, counseling, supervision, instruction in righteousness and correction. It's not that of coaxing, brutality, intimidation, or even rains of abuses. Dear parents, if you do it this way, remember they won't stay under your roof forever, like till eternity. One day they will leave your house for one reason or another, some of them may pretend to be good while in your house, but go out there to do the opposite of what you know them for and by. This is simply because you trained them your own way, not 'in the way they should go'.
This issue is the reason a boy gets to a higher institution and indulge in cultism, others criminality and all forms of crime. This is the reason 'the holier than thou' girl child at home gets out there and joins in prostitution without the parents knowing about it until things fall apart. Some of them, begin by having two kinds of dress code.
Dear parents, train up your child in the way he should go. You should scold them in love, you spank them to correct, not to show cruelty. Tell them all they need to know, I repeat; ALL, not some, cos they may get to know them somewhere else the wrong way. Tell them all the HOWs, WHYs, WHATs, and WHENs at each right time... Do this as the Lord grants you wisdom and ability. Then, experience happy parenting.