While it's important to be fair, we can’t treat all of our kids the same way. They're all different. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go” (NKJV). “In the way he should go” means the unique way God has made each one of them. Some of our kids are motivated by money, others by self-discipline, and still others by family influence. As parents, we need to study our kids to know how God wired them. Then, when we use all the stuff we've learned as parents, the rest of Proverbs 22:6 will apply. It says, “And when he is old he will not depart from it” (NKJV). In some cases, they could be really old. But don't fear. Trust.
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