How to Raise Kids in the ‘Way They Should Go’

As parents, we do the best we can—trying to live out God's command to raise children in the way they should go. But what does that actually mean?

How to Raise Kids in the ‘Way They Should Go’

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As parents, we do the best we can—trying to live out God's command to raise children in the way they should go. But what does that actually mean?


As a parent, do you struggle with focusing only on trying to correct your children’s inappropriate behavior? In this video, author and speaker Seth Dahl meditates on Proverbs 22:6 which says to “train up a child in the way that they should go and when they’re old, they won’t depart from it.” Seth offers great wisdom as he refocuses on the commandment in this verse, which is to focus on what your children should be doing more of, not less of.

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“If we’re not careful, we drop into this rut of training our children in all the ways they shouldn’t go,” he explains. However, perhaps we should take a new approach. “What about if we were like ‘hey, who can we speak kindly to today? Who can we speak words of encouragement over today? Who can we help with money today? Who can we pray for today? Who can we serve today?’ Training our children in the way they should go.”

The Bible holds a great promise for parents who focus on encouraging loving and kind behavior from their children. Want to know more about that promise? Check out this video to learn more!


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