Parenting comes with its fair share of challenges, and as our children grow, we encounter behaviors that can be unsettling. However, it is crucial to continue nurturing them with positive words.
How do you respond to your children’s behavior now as a parent? The same affirmations that once soothed them as babies still hold the power to influence their behavior as they grow.
Are you tempted to speak curses over your child due to their behavior? The answer should be a resounding “No!” Instead, hold fast to the positive affirmations you bestowed upon them in their infancy.
Reject negative language when it comes to your child. Pray for them, impart the wisdom of the Word of God, and build a strong connection with them.
It’s essential to recognize that raising a child is akin to prayer—you can’t simply utter words haphazardly. Be mindful of your words as a parent, just as you would be in prayer. Exercise care and attention in your confessions when nurturing your child.
Understand the significance of your actions and words towards your child. Measure the impact of your affirmations because they are, in essence, your prayers for your children.
By consistently doing this, your child will be less inclined to seek guidance from peers. Their trust in you, as a parent, will flourish because of the strong sense of belonging you’ve fostered.
In conclusion, mishandled words by parents can jeopardize a child’s future. As a parent, you must maintain your affirmations with love. This will also assist you in managing your own emotions.
Ephesians 6:4 advises, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord,” while Colossians 3:21 echoes, “Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”
As we celebrate our children in various communities, let us, as parents, uplift our children through unwavering positive affirmations. Encourage them as they navigate the path of making their own decisions. Remember, your prayers should mirror how you speak to your children—always with love and guidance.