Throughout my educational experience, I have learned the importance of parental involvement in a child’s life. The involvement can take many forms: being a role model, instilling good habits, being consistent in discipline, and building good relationships. This can be done by taking the time to nurture a relationship with grace and love. Equipping children in such ways can help them overcome various life challenges. Since social interactions are vital for children’s development, let’s review how social interactions occur in the family.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Here the verb ‘train’ means to teach a child a particular skill or type of behavior through instruction over a period of time. Effective training takes place when it is used to help a child mature to the next stage of development.
Teaching a child involves all aspects of human life: spiritual, mental, and physical. Children belong to God first, and secondly to parents. What a privilege and responsibility God has given parents on earth.