Since the post I worked on earlier today has been sucked into the bowels of the computer/internet and I can’t find it I just decided to quickly type this up.
Okay – here it is: Children learn from all adults and people around them. Not anything profound, I know, but this topic has been on my mind lately – not sure why.
I was blessed by being raised in a Christian home and school. Even though I learned the most from my parents I can tell you hundreds of things I learned from other adults. Don’t worry, I won’t go into them now. Not just things from school, but life things – cleaning, economics, words, recommendations, Biblical things, and jokes. They may not all have been important things, but they taught me or influenced me in some way.
Now I have children of my own and I want to secure a good environment for them to grow up in. Especially right now while my 3 are little and tend to believe just about anything anybody tells them. That belief is even stronger if it is from someone they know, even if they just know them a little. It makes me think about who we as parents associate with and in so doing let our children associate with.
Now they ask questions, and believe without doubting the answers I give them on any topic from “Will God punish me if I don’t pray?” to “Why do the neighbor boys run around without shirts on?” I pray that I will give the right answers that start a good foundation in their lives.
Yes, I will make changes in my personal life and friends for the betterment of my children. No doubt about it. They learn so much by seeing and listening.