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How Do We Raise Our Children Right?

Responsible parenting has never been more difficult. It seems society has come to believe that parents’ primary responsibility is to promote their children’s self-expression. Public education is increasingly neglecting traditional academic subjects in favor of politically leftist causes. The world has embraced an upside-down set of virtues, and is passing these subversive and countercultural notions on to children with fervor.

Many parents have come to believe that their children should merely be applauded rather than guided. Young people are increasingly encouraged to “be themselves,” and this is regarded as an “achievement.” They are told that self-absorption is admirable, and that even the most bizarre behavior is virtuous if it is “authentic.” Gender confusion is considered brave and inspiring. Disrespect and resistance to all authority is thought wise and courageous. Hostility to tradition is celebrated.

These are becoming the gospel truths of modern child rearing. They are rapidly reshaping our culture and society. They are leading to a disturbing future that embraces moral corruption, confusion and narcissism, that enforces compliance, and that rejects reality and absolute truth.

Whatever happened to instilling in our children actual virtues like moral sense, good manners, discipline, work ethic, responsibility, academic excellence, sound decision-making, respect for elders, modesty and humility?

Isn’t that what you want for your own child? Don’t you want him or her to end up being a capable, productive, moral, principled, sound-thinking, well-educated adult?

If you do, you face an uphill battle. But it is one well worth undertaking—in fact, it is essential. You owe it to your children and to society.

To succeed, you need sound, time-tested instruction on how to bring up your children and teenagers to be truly happy and prosperous adults.

We have an invaluable book that we will give you free that will provide the help you need. It is called Child Rearing With Vision.

You need to understand the purpose of a child—the purpose of human life itself. You need to understand which values are truly virtues, who defines them and how. You need to understand how to teach those virtues to your children.

You need practical specifics on what to teach your infant, toddler, child and teen. You need to know for certain that the parenting laws you are abiding by are right, so you can stick with them until they produce the fulfilling, purposeful, happy family every parent yearns for.

You need to know not only what obvious evils to protect your children from, but also the subtle evils and the evils that actually appear to be good. You need to know about giving right discipline and also about giving right instruction. You need to know not only what your children should learn but how to equip them to be good learners. You need to know how to select good toys, how to have upbuilding family outings, the importance of tussling with your sons, taking your daughters on dates, and making family time fun time. You need to take the things you will wish you had known and learn them now.

You need to learn what Hannah, one of the greatest parents of the Bible, learned. She prayed to her Creator and said if He would “give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life” (1 Samuel 1:11). She understood the vision of what a child could become, and God recorded her example, and others, so you can too.

This book, published by the Philadelphia Church of God, will fulfill all of those needs. In a world hopelessly confused about the purpose of children, Child Rearing With Vision will show you how the Bible illuminates the beautiful, spectacular goal of raising children, and it will give you the tools you need to achieve that goal.

You can download Child Rearing With Vision right now—or request your own free copy. Read it along with your Bible, and it will become one of the most valuable, most used, most marked up, most treasured books in your home.