The 30 Imperatives of Parenting #20 and #21

#20 and #21- Read and Read Them The Word

One of the most important things you can do educationally for your children is take the time to read to them.  You can start this process even when they are infants.  Reading opens up worlds to children by allowing them to develop their imagination.  A great time to do this is at naptime or bedtime.  Even with older children giving them times to read for fun, not just what is assigned for school, is important.

Another thing that is important for the family is to take the time to do family devotions. This may sound like a daunting task but it can be as simple as reading a few Bible verses as a family and then praying together at the end of breakfast before everyone goes out the door.  There are even devotionals that can be read which take a verse and explain it age appropriately.  Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be a small sermon everyday just something simple. Taking time out to read your children the Word of God is very important for their spiritual development.

Listen to today’s podcast for more on these important topics.