Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Six Tips from a Mom of Seventeen

Yes, you read that right! Susannah Wesley had seventeen children, two of whom became men of God used to bring spiritual renewal to England. Here are her six tips on child raising:

  1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.
  2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.
  3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him, if he asks for it politely.
  4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is truly confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.
  5. Commend and reward good behavior.
  6. Strictly observe all promises you have made to your child.

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