how can i ake my child a God fearing perso?

Philippines
July 29, 2008 3:07am CST
for a while i feel a little scared thinking how can I lead my child to a life closer to God. mostly as a see it children are more inclined on electronic gadgets, TV, computer games, internet etc.. this keeps them aways from values, attending holy mass (other church services). i hope i can be a good mother and a role mother to my son.
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@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Show that you're a God-fearing person too. They can be inclined in any of those, just as I am until now, but he should be more inclined to God. Let him build a relationship with God by teaching him how to pray, letting him attend Sunday services and listen to sermons, and finally show him that you have a close relationship with God. Let him read the Bible too, so he can get lessons from it. Guide him, that's the way to go.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Purposely forcing fear upon a child for any reason is cruel in my book. If you wish to be a good mother and roll model, try love instead of fear, guide instead of make. Children tend to shy away from things they fear and rightly so. I am not bashing or disrespecting anyone's religion, but I have always failed to see why people use the phrase "God fearing" with such regularity. Why should you fear your God if you are following the teachings prescribed by that God? I find it very sad.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Thats a very hard mission all parents should accomplish. When your child is God fearing, you worry less. But how? Bible studies, prayers everynight, going to church are the ways. But the best way is for the child to see you as a God fearing parent as well. What the child sees in you... the child learns in you.
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@darlene06 (284)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
since your the mom, i can suggest that you limit your child's exposure to these things so that he will be able to have some time to spend with God.. Also, children don't easily understand who God really is so just be patient in teaching your child biblical things so that your child will be able to absorb it in time.. in addition, it is important that you explain it carefully so that what you are saying makes sense to your child..
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@djoana09 (106)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
for me just show him that you're God fearing too. Be a good example
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
30 Jul 08
First of all you can't "Make" your child become anything. Think of your child as a limber rope. If you had a 20' piece of limber rope you can take hold of one end and pull it just about anywhere you want it to go but then try to push that same rope. It can't be done. It will tangle up under your feet and trip you. A child works the same way. The Bible tells you to bend the twig while it is young and tender. We must live our lives in a way that being God fearing is an every day way of life. We must live that example before our kids from birth. It is also your duty to protect your child from anything that will harm them in any way. All this man made junk that is designed for fun is really Satan's junk that is designed to keep our kid's minds busy and off God. If he can do that he has them beat without firing a shot. The very same also applies to us as parents too. If you have to home school your child to protect them then do it. If you have to sell the TV then do it. If you have to limit their computer time then do it. The computer is one of the best teaching tools to come along in a long time if they are used right. You must supervise their use with children and you control what they do on them.We don't use nearly enough control over our kids today. They must learn there are certain rules we must live by. It's your job to enforce the rules you lay down for your child. If you do it right and according to God's instructions your child will naturally grow up to be God fearing. It's your job to see this happens. Don't put it off on a Christian school or the church. We are making so many mistakes in raising our kids today its a wonder they grow up as good as they do. Ask God to teach you how to raise your child. God is in the business of personally teaching his people and He's pretty good at it. Art
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• Philippines
31 Jul 08
thank you people for your inspiring words, lets us help each other to become a responsible parents and role model to our children. God bless us all!
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Good suggestion Joan. With these computers we can talk to people all over the world. There is no excuse for not sharing information and ideas. Lets show the kids we are ready to make some badly needed changes in this old world and we need their kelp. Our examples shouldn't stop at our own children. It is our job as Christians to live our lives and set good examples before all children, not just our own. You change the children and you change the world in the very near future. Most of the older people are so set in their ways and beliefs it can be just about impossible to bend their way of thinking even the least. You work on getting all your little ducks in a row and ask God to guide and teach you how to bring your kids up in a way that will please Him and he will help you. Art
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@magojordan (3256)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
I suggest that you teach him how to pray. Teach him how to pray every morning. before meals and before bedtime. In that way he would be opened early to a life closer to God. Also try to get him DVDs of animated Bible Stories. IF he is starting to study why don't you enroll him in a Christian School? It really helps to get your child closer to God if the people surrounding him are close to God as well.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 08
this is really a nice suggestion.. yes indeed ill buy dvd of animated bible stories, mostly they love visuals so it will help.
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30 Jul 08
Believe in the power of prayer for in every good things in life you are imploring you need to ask. He is always there waiting for you to share him how your day was or how hard life has brought you. Ask him to take care of your child and at the same time ask him to make your child belive onto him. Make your home a medium of faithby having some materials like bible, books on bibl stories and dvds based on bible stories. Teach him how to pray, not like those ready composed prayers like "our father" but a whole hearted prayers.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
30 Jul 08
i believe you are a great mother, just because you say you want to be. i lead my daughter to God through prayer. i teach her to have a conversation with Him. she loves to pray and go to church. songs also inspire her.
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Most people com to God because of examples in their lives, just be a good role model for being in service to God. Also technology can help him find other young people to talk about this faith with. Denying him access to technology might cause him to rebel along the lines of "Look at all the fun those non-believers can have and I as a person of faith can't because mom and God say so." I know this isn't what you mean or your intention. Just my thoughts!
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
5 Aug 08
you can always be a good mother to your child despite the fact that the world has turned into a techy-world. just be a role model to your kid. you do use computers, right? but let your kid know that even if you love computers, you still have time to go to church and praise Him. have some time everyday to talk to your child about how wonderful God is.