Tips for proper parental provoking unto good works.

  1. Set short term goals, don’t have unreachable goals.
  2. Set the example, don’t have unlived standards.
  3. Have sensible rules, not unreasonable ones.
  4. Be satisfied with your children’s individualism, rather than using unattainable comparisons.
  5. Specify your promises, and do not have unkept promises.
  6. Be sensitive in your speech, rather than using unkind teasing.
  7. Share your love, and do not show unfair favoritism.
  8. Use special recognition, and do not allow achievements to go unrewarded.
  9. Be willing to sacrifice for the good of your children, and do not force unwanted sacrifices on them. Do not make the child feel that your sacrifices for them are a burden.
  10. Use sweet selfless correction, rather than unloving discipline.
  11. Show forgiveness, rather than exemplifying an unforgiving attitude.
  12. Sing the praises of your children; do not give way to unproductive discouragement.
  13. Use self control, rather than uncontrolled anger.