The Keys To Teaching Your Child (1 of 6) by Curt Dodd

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Dr. Curt Dodd
Proverbs 1:7-19

Today we begin a brand new series which we will call
"The Keys to Successful Parenting". There are more
books on parenting, more seminars, more workshops,
more cassettes, more newsletters and still it seems
that it gets tougher and tougher and tougher to be the
kind of parent that your child needs and that you
really want to be. I recently heard advice from Dr.
James Dobson giving parents forced with the challenge
of adolescents in their homes, said "My advice to you
is just get them through, just get them through it."
Well, how do you get them through it? How do you help
them through these moments in their life? That's
exactly what I want to talk to you about.

Over the last several months and weeks I have read the
Book of Proverbs from a parent's perspective and have
much to share with you about wise parenting. In fact,
if you look at Proverbs from a parent's perspective,
it almost appears that it is a parent's manual for
training their children. Over and over and over again
the phrase, "My son, my son, my son" is uttered time
and time again in the Book of Proverbs. Approximately
24 times in 31 chapters, the phrase, "My son" is used
in Proverbs which is over 10% of the time the phrase
"My son" is used in the entire Bible and it all occurs
in Proverbs.

The Scripture teaches us that Proverbs is a Book of
Wisdom and promises that the person who uses it will
be filled full of wisdom. If there was ever an area
when someone needs great wisdom, it is in parenting
and that's exactly what we want to look at. As we look
at this first chapter of Proverbs which will be the
springboard for the days to come, we cannot help but
look at the great emphasis of teaching your child.
Sadly there are many parents who do not even think of
teaching their child anything; they just exist living
their lives in fro ...

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