Do you hear your mother in yourself when speaking to your children? I know I do. Repeating things that were said over and over and over again. Learning by repetition. Some of those things I found I had to curb when my children were younger because of things I have learnt as an adult and because of my faith. But other things were good to uphold and continue to teach to my daughters and hopefully they will follow through with their own families.
Throughout Proverbs and other books in the bible we are told the same thing over and over and over again. And we are encouraged to bring up our children in the training and instruction of our Lord (Ephesians 6:4). It is important to repeat the lessons often so that they can be instilled in our children. And for that reason, we should also check ourselves – our actions, our words, are we living a life that reflects what we are teaching our children? Mothers, our children need us. Let’s not forsake teaching our children.
Kathie M. Thomas