Thursday, June 4, 2009

Train Your Child!

Having a 2 year old has been a great eye opener for me. I have realised how much of what they learn is learnt by imitation, observation and experimentation! 
Even when babies are first born, they are able to imitate facial expressions. This soon becomes imitating noises and then words. Eventually our actions are imitated. Children are like little sponges, soaking up the world around them - both positively and negatively!

Although a lot of what children learn  - their actions and attitudes - is learnt through their environment. Of course we need to be careful what our children are seeing and hearing, but we also need to be careful not to assume everything will just be eventually 'picked up'. We need to be intentional about what we teach our children. Intentional about training them spiritually, intentional about training them emotionally and intentional about training them socially.

Over the coming week, there will be guest posts about how we can do all of this. A lot may seem common sense to you, but we all need a little reminder, or a little nudge every now and then. 
I hope you enjoy these posts!


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