* The goal in parenting is DISCIPLESHIP. Raising our children to become mature adults, able to walk with the Lord themselves and being productive members of society.  

* Never lower the bar! Your kids should meet your personal standards for yourself and eventually exceed you   

* Habits are more quickly TAUGHT and not CAUGHT. Are you implementing the following areas of maturity in your own life? What can you imporve in? 

#1 SPIRITUAL MATURITY    

 – Devotional Life 

– Prayer Life  

– Church Involvement  

#2 PERSONAL MATURITY  

 – Physical Care (Eating Healthy & Exercising)     

#3 RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS      

 – Pray For Others      

– Pray for Church Body & Pastor    

– See A Need and Meet the Need Without Being Asked    

– Can the House Effectively Run Without You?     

– Preparing for Parenthood   

– Everyone Can Do SOMETHING to Help  

#4 WORK ETHIC   

 – Attitude Toward Work   

– Perspective About Work  

– Diligence   

– Not Procrastinate  

 – Work First, Play/Rest/Eat Later   

#5 FINANCIAL MATURITY  

– Working at a Young Age Learning Skills and a Trade, Earning Money  

– Correct Perspective on Money 

– If You Are Capable of Working, You Should Work!  

– Budgeting (Tithing, Savings, Education  

– Spending Money Wisely 

– Meeting Other’s Needs

*Your Home Is The Place They Get to Practice These Things and Get a Good Handle On Them