Do you teach your children about God...

@Jotomy (5698)
India
July 4, 2010 11:49am CST
Many parents they will try to introduce about the God at the 1st year itself. Some people say it is better to give introduction to a child before birth itself, by reading and listening to god's words and speeches etc., for their better life. What is your opinion, share with me.... God Bless you all....
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
13 Jul 10
Yes jotomy--Faith should be instilled very young.In these days of rationalising every thing , corrupting influence of films and friends, it si better to teach children about God and also teach them a proper sense of values right from young.
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@Jotomy (5698)
• India
13 Jul 10
Hi kala, its true, all nasty things are much influenced on our children. Good things are not understand by them. I feel we must teach about god whatever the religion or any name of god the faith on god and the fear of god may give our children a better place in their life... Thanks for your response. Have a good day....
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
5 Jul 10
Our daughter is eight and she attends religious education classes once a week. I am not particularly religious although I do believe in God and I talk to my child about spirituality and faith. My husband and I are Catholic although we are not practicing. The way we see it, we are instilling in our daughter the knowledge but she will be completely free to choose whatever spiritual path she chooses.
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@Jotomy (5698)
• India
5 Jul 10
Hi paula, how are you. I am also the same, i am not religious but i believe in god. Nice to hear that you are keen on your child's life. Thanks for your sharing. Have a good day.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 10
I started to learn about God since I was still a small child and I learned them first from my parents. I am grateful to my parents for it and I can say that now that I am already grown up I learned a lot about God and I am still learning a lot each day and I can say that God has always been there for me since birth.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
5 Jul 10
Hi cheatedaphrodite, very nice to hear that your are learning about god from your childhood, i feel it is better to know about god at any early age, it will help the children to grow in a good manner and it will also help them to lead a good life too.
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
jotonomy, they said that children are the first or the ones who has total trust and fear in God so parents should be responsible to teach them about God. It is better to mold a mind of an innocent child than of an adult one. sidd, I believe and fear in God but I don't rely on Him to do things for me but myself.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
13 Jul 10
okay...
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
7 Jul 10
From the time that my children were born, I've always been teaching them about God. I have shared with them my views of God and I've also shared the stories of the bible with them. However, there is one thing that I won't do with them. The thing that I won't do to my children is to force them into a religion in which they aren't able to truly believe. This means that I'm not forcing them into my religion, but I will explore with them to find the religious place where they feel at home.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
7 Jul 10
Hi dorannmwin, it is nice to hear that you started teaching your children about god. Yeah we must not force them to know anything. Thanks for your nice response. Have a wonderful day.
@denise36 (128)
• United States
7 Jul 10
I teach my son that there is a God but I do not teach him in particular religion...just on a spiritual level. I was raised Catholic and that religion never made sense to me with the rites and rituals. I don't want to force something on my son. I believe him knowing there is a God is enough to carry him through until he can form his own beliefs at a later age. That's what I did, even though I had a religious upbringing...I did not stick with what I was taught as a child and resent it being forced on me.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
7 Jul 10
Hi denise36, yes teaching about god is good to children because they will have a good path to go in their life. Whatever the religion or god they have faith, we must introduce to our children so that they will brought up in a god fearing way, so there must be less chances of going in a wrong route. Thanks for your nice response. Have a good day.
@karen1969 (1788)
5 Jul 10
No, because we are not religious. (Most people here in the UK are not very religious.) Kids here get taught Religious Education at school, wshere they learn about the world's religions and that is enough in my opinion.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
6 Jul 10
Hi Karen1969, ho, i didn't know this about UK people. But that will fine children are learn in School and knowing about world's religion. Thanks for your information. Have a wonderful day.
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
I do,i introduce God to my kids as early as i can. The moment they asks about things and everything they observed,i always make a point that,i explained it to them in a way that,they can understand easily. When they asks why the sun is hot,and who made all the things on earth. Just giving easy example for their young minds. So,when they grew up,they will always remember God in their lives. I want my kids to have faith in God and not only depend on their capabilities. I want them to do things according to God's law. It is always good to teach kids about God as soon as they can understand what is life. Have a good day always
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
6 Jul 10
Hi jaiho2009, Yes jaiho, kids will have lot of doubts. When they ask us, that is the time we can tell about the god, like god is the creator of this earth etc., Whatever we say in the early age they will keep in mind thought their life. But we must repeat those words so that they will not forget. Very nice response jaiho, thanks, have a wonderful day.
• India
5 Jul 10
Yup, I do teach my son about God and his qualities, The good and bad and the acceptable and the not. I think its vital to train up a child in a mannerism of goodness and values. What they learn or imitate during childhood is what they would grow up to be, if not at least try to be.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
5 Jul 10
Hi keep_onwatch, yeah children must be given good teaching about the god and the qualities. They should know the values and manners, you are right. Thanks for your nice response. Have a good day.
• Malaysia
5 Jul 10
i'm not married and don't have any kids of my own yet...but when i do, i do intend to teach them whatever that i am able to. if they prefer some in-depth study, then i may get a religious teacher to help out
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
5 Jul 10
Ho mario, don't worry you will get married soon. i will appreciate you, for getting a religious teacher to helping your children to teach. Thanks for your nice response. Have a wonderful day.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
5 Jul 10
i teach them too . it is better to get them know what the god is, what god wants and why He want it. the reason is more important because they will know why something had to be done. but i teach them when they were 3 years old.
@Jotomy (5698)
• India
5 Jul 10
Hi ifa225, nice to hear that you teach your children about god. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful day.