As humans, when we are brought into this world, we know nothing other than what we are told. Our sole source of information is our parents. We ask them anything, and everything, from questions as silly as “Where do babies come from?” to “Why is the moon so far from us?” Parents are bombarded with questions about everything that we cannot process in our little brains as infants. With all their patience, our parents handle us with pure love and try to help us understand how the world and reality work.
Since birth, we are adaptive creatures and found it really fun to copy our adults – be it holding chips as cigarettes in those little fingers or drinking cola as if it were a wine; we have all been there! Something very significant that plays an essential role in our upbringing is our daily life routine and habits we adopt during childhood. It goes without saying that these are the most important days of our lives, as the mindset we develop during this time decides our future.
Kids Learn from Their Parents
“Actions speak louder than words.” – St. Anthony of Padua
Often parents are seen getting aggressive and impatient with their children, whereas their children tend to act the opposite. Childhood, the molding period of a kid, matters the most as they use all the information they received throughout their upbringing and begin to give opinions and emerge a concept about everything that comes their way.
That being said, the core value of a parent while raising their children must be to highlight the importance of religion and the consequences of going against it. Children being around their parents all the time act similarly to them. Thus, when a child is expected to be religious or have a clear vision of this life and the hereafter, the best approach to this parenting phase is to practice Christianity yourself first. If you are not religious, you cannot expect your kids to be religious, especially when they don’t see any sign of religious activity happening throughout their time at home.
“ I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” – Isaiah 44:22
Who Do They Hang Out With?
Where we see parenting as one of the main phases of a child, something of more importance that most parents neglect is the type of neighborhood they reside in and the type of children their kid hangs out with. The kind of gathering kids stay in is influential beyond compare. It may be hard to comprehend, but without a clear justification – kids want to be “like their friends” no matter what they do, how deep and far they go; they like to imitate and find it cool regardless of its consequences in the long run and the life that awaits in the hereafter.
How Can It Be
Discussing the same subject, Lawrence T. Santos, famously known as Larry Santos, has delivered a masterpiece named “How Can It Be,” where he shares his intriguing journey of redemption through faith. Purchase your copy today!