4 WARNINGS TO PARENTS WHO ARE
HALF-HEARTED IN CHILD REARING
How easy it is for mothers and fathers to rely on others to rear their children. Parents tend to depend on daycare, school, sports, and other activities to keep their kids occupied. When parents half-heartedly piddle in their parental responsibilities, children grow up missing the value of deep bonding only mom and dad can bring. Below are 4 WARNINGS TO PARENTS WHO ARE HALF-HEARTED IN CHILD REARING.
By being half-hearted in childrearing, parents miss out on one of the greatest joys of life.
Consider how the words from the play, “Fiddler on the Roof”reveal the responsibility of righteous child-rearing: “Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don’t remember growing older, when did they?” Every mother and father needs to know each tick of the clock is another strategic moment to love on and care for our kids. Don’t miss the moment.
By being half-hearted in childrearing, parents don’t realize the treasure they have in their children.
How vital to awaken to the treasure we have in our children. Stop right now. Think about the blessed gift given to you in your sons and daughters. Gaze at the miracle you are privileged to embrace. Is there anything on this earth more blessed than your children? If you don’t recognize this, then open your eyes to the awesome gift that is yours. Listen to former first lady, Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, who offered this great insight. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
By being half-hearted in childrearing, you may pass on the mistakes of your parents.
Each of us are “chips off the old block,” so we tend to mimic our mom and dad. If your parents were half-hearted in their relationship with you, then you may follow their model. So make a decision right now to daily pay much attention to your children. Spend quality and quantity time with them. And realize this, “Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate. – Anonymous.
By being half-hearted in childrearing, you will “turn around” and your little ones will be all grown up.
So now is the time. Today is your opportunity to love your children. Right now commit to love them with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Do it now, and do it often. Your offspring can never get too much love and attention from you.
And know this. When you really love your children, you mimic what the Lord Jesus does for us. He loves us unconditionally, and will never stop loving you. So recognize that when we really love our children, we really are loving Christ. Heed the wisdom of missionary C. T. Studd, who said, “Only one life, and soon be passed. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”