Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
My son Travis has been home schooling now for a few months. The reason we decided to go with home schooling was to protect him from the world. He was having problems with bullying and being threatened. I believe as parent that we are suppose to protect, love, nurture, teach and raise our kids. It is also important for us parents to listen to our children's needs. When we ask them questions about there day or how are they doing, we need to give them the same respect that we demand when we are telling them something. As a parent we need to give them the eye contact and stop what we are doing and listen. Travis and I have become much closer because I stopped and listened to what he was saying a few months ago. I heard his cry for help and as a family we stopped and listened and did something about it. My prayer for families is to hear their children's cries for help and stop, listen and pray for God's guidance. It is a very rough world out there and our children need all the prayers, love and guidance to know how to deal and cope with a world of bottomless sin.
Lord, I ask that you shield our children from the depths of despair and Satan's mind games. Lord, please be with the ones who are having problems put your arms around them and comfort them during there time of need of not knowing who they are. Let them know that there strength is in you Lord. Amen