For Ladies … Are We Teaching The Simple Things?

Becky Ash

During the week, I often listen to a country music radio station while driving to work. Early in the morning, the announcer asks parents to call in and have their children recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It is so refreshing to hear those soft little voices on the radio. While talking with the children, the announcer reminds them to say “Yes sir” or “No sir” when they answer his questions. He does not do this to scold them, but to help them to be respectful to others.

Our responsibility as parents is to teach our children at a very young age to be mannerly and to show respect for the elderly. The best way to teach our children is by example. If we open the door for others, then they will open the door for others. If we say “Please” and “Thank you,” then they will say “Please” and “Thank you.” These may sound like simple things, but it is simple things in life that can make a difference.

It may seem laborious to repeatedly correct our children, but the Bible tells us in Hebrews 12:11 that afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

The things we teach our children at a young age will continue to be with them throughout their lifetime. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Our society today is getting away from the common courtesies of life. It is up to us to teach the Bible to our children and teach them how to properly conduct themselves. This is something that can be passed on from generation to generation. –Rt 2 Box 353, Salem, WV 26426.

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