Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Teach your children well.

Scientific evidence demonstrates that children, too, are "hardwired to connect" on a biochemical level, first with their immediate family and then with the broader community. If that connection isn't there, then "the brain may not develop as it is supposed to," says Kline. "You can't change genes, but you can change how they are translated, and a nurturing environment can make a world of difference. Studies show that when infants and animals are well nurtured, they are more resilient and less likely to respond to stress in negative ways. It's not nature versus nurture—it's a dance between the two." Trying to understand that interplay, says Kline, is "really exciting work." Dartmouth Medicine

No “drop-off parenting” parenting allowed. It's definitely a 'hands-on' responsibility.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got!

Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, don't exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.

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