King Solomon gives us a very good example of how we, as parents, are to raise up our children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord with some verses in Proverbs 3.
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
This, my sisters in Christ, is how we should raise our children. Make SURE they know God's Word! Teach them all about mercy and truth. They are to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and mind and love others as they love themselves. They must speak Truth in love for true love speaks Truth. They must learn to trust the Lord and allow Him to direct their paths. He gives us everything we need for life and godliness and all that He wants of us is clearly spelled out in His Word.
We are commanded to teach them to depart from evil. The public schools are filled with evil. Many false teachings are being taught. The students, their peers, are exposing themselves to filth on a daily basis through the Internet, music, television and movies. Foul language spews out of their mouths. History has been distorted to promote an evil, false agenda. The feminist agenda is pervasive. Young woman are NEVER being taught to be have gentle and quiet spirits, to be submissive to their husbands and keepers at home. They are being taught the complete opposite!
Teach your children to seek wisdom. Have them in the Word at an early age. When you teach them, give them books of autobiographies of great missionaries and evangelists who preached the Gospel boldly regardless of the cost to themselves. Listen to great sermons with them as they get older. All of my children love to listen to great, biblically sound preachers. They love being challenged in their walk with the Lord.
Lastly, teach them all about grace. It is God's abundant grace that allows them to live godly lives and preach the Gospel with their words and the way they live their lives. It is grace that allows them to love without limits and forgive freely. It is grace that causes us to not get offended easily, hold grudges, and love the unlovable. It is grace that makes us want to give freely since He has so freely given to us. Bless His Holy Name.