How are our children’s minds and hearts being molded? Are we deliberately showing them a good example? Little children tend to follow what they see their parents do, but are we being the kind of role model we would want our children to follow?
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little (Isaiah 28:9-10).
We all need to teach and teach and teach our children and grandchildren at every opportunity. Lessons must be seen as well as heard daily. They must be illustrated and reinforced time after time–facilitating learning by rote memory at first, even by unconscious assimilation because it is lived daily in their homes, and finally by understanding.
One mother told about her experience with a person who did not comprehend how and why we teach our children at every opportunity. She said, “The other day I was in the grocery store checkout line, and the lady behind me asked why I was…
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