10 Principles for Effective Parenting

July 8, 2008

Dr. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, recently posted a series on when Christ is lord of your home. He gives 10 principles that he and his wife used for parenting their four boys:

1. Always try to see life from their perspective

2. Work at being good partners

3. Discipline your children

4. Love your children with your eyes and your tongue

5. Love is a beautiful four letter word: T.I.M.E.

6. Make it a habit to hold, hug and kiss your kids appropriately

7. Make life and your home fun

8. Appropriately push them out of the nest at the proper time

9. Say consistently, “I am sorry. Will you forgive me?”

10. Pray for their salvation and continually talk to them of Jesus.

For the full article with explanations click here.

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