Two images from the bloggy version are included. The question and answer format of Amazing Facts is much like the useful series of study guides that are available for many of the works of Ellen G. You can read them aloud and pretend that you are Doug Batchlor! The significance of instruction on child guidance is best understood as we note the important place it takes in the Word of God and the frequent and detailed references to the subject in the spirit of prophecy writings. In her several books, but more particularly in the articles on practical Christian living which appeared from week to week in the various journals of the denomination, Mrs. White set forth a wealth of counsel to parents.
|Published (Last):||27 August 2009|
|PDF File Size:||15.92 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||5.58 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Here is his first school. Here, with his parents as instructors, he is to learn the lessons that are to guide him throughout life—lessons of respect, obedience, reverence, self-control.
The educational influences of the home are a decided power for good or for evil. They are in many respects silent and gradual, but if exerted on the right side, they become a far-reaching power for truth and righteousness.
If the child is not instructed aright here, Satan will educate him through agencies of his choosing. How important, then, is the school in the home!
It should be the object of every parent to secure to his child a well-balanced, symmetrical character. This is a work of no small magnitude and importance—a work requiring earnest thought and prayer no less than patient, persevering effort. A right foundation must be laid, a framework, strong and firm, erected; and then day by day the work of building, polishing, perfecting, must go forward. Deny them anything rather than the education that they should receive in their earliest years.
Allow no word of pettishness. Teach your children to be kind and patient. Teach them to be thoughtful of others. Thus you are preparing them for higher ministry in religious things. It occupies the first place in all true education. Parents, will you remember that the education of your children from their earliest years is committed to you as a sacred trust?
These young trees are to be tenderly trained, that they may be transplanted to the garden of the Lord. Home education is not by any means to be neglected. Those who neglect it neglect a religious duty. It is a matter of great scope. Abraham was called the father of the faithful. Among the things that made him a remarkable example of godliness was the strict regard that in his home he paid to the commands of God. He cultivated home religion. The home and the school were one. In the place of stranger lips, the loving hearts of the father and mother were to give instruction to their children.
Thoughts of God were associated with all the events of daily life in the home dwelling. The mighty works of God in the deliverance of His people were recounted with eloquence and reverential awe. It became acquainted with the true, the good, the beautiful. CG Through this animated imagery the child was, almost from infancy, initiated into the mysteries, the wisdom, and the hopes of his fathers, and guided in a way of thinking and feeling and anticipating, that reached beyond things seen and transitory, to the unseen and eternal.
They have a home school—the first grade. If they seek carefully and prayerfully to know and to do their duty, they will prepare their children to enter the second grade—to receive instructions from the teacher.
His mother was His first human teacher. From her lips, and from the scrolls of the prophets, He learned of heavenly things. He who had been the commander of heaven was a willing servant, a loving, obedient son. All Rights Reserved.
Questionaire on EGW’s Child Guidance
Child Guidance Foreword As marriage unites two hearts and lives in love, and a new home is created, an early concern of its founders is that the children which grace this new home shall be properly reared. In her several books, but more particularly in the articles on practical Christian living which appeared from week to week in the various journals of the denomination, Mrs. White set forth a wealth of counsel to parents. In addition to this, she addressed to various families hundreds of personal testimonies in which she dealt specifically with the problems they faced. In these articles and personal testimonies she described the principles which should guide parents, and the procedures they should follow as they were kept before her in vision. Only the thoughtful and prayerful perusal of the significant counsels of this volume can reveal the tremendous and far-reaching influence of training the child properly as God has placed the responsibility with parents.