”Train up a child in the way he should go when he is old he will not depart from it” To be successful in parenting you have to teach your children to honor and obey the word of God. When you want obedience it should be because you want your child to obey God. when they disobey you will be able to remind them what the word of God says Children honor your parents it is because they need to have someone that they can see like a God figure in their lives. As a parent you are the God figure; if the child can learn to obey and take your instructions, the child would not have problems obeying God even when you are not there.
Know your child’s temperament, children are different; you have to study your child. Take your time to read about temperaments, make your child a project and know your his or her temperament. Carry out a personality test on your child and over a period of time you will know the personality of each child. Ask them questions do not just assume.
Mentor your child; these are protegees that you have free of charge whether male or female. This is the time to pour yourself into your children and impart them. Take your time to teach challenge, inspire and encourage your child. Love, guide and accept them. Be there number one fan/cheer-leader and right before your eyes they will blossom and become good and godly child.
Take time to be a parent and a friend to your child, let them be in your world, let them see you pray, pray together, share stories with them, see them as your primary ministry, do not hold them to impossible standards and finally constantly intercede for them.