Teach Your Children Integrity By Example – Cleric
When parents live a life of integrity, children are likely to follow in the same path and turn out to be responsible citizens in the society.
One of the best ways to teach children is for the parents to do the things they want to see their children do.
These are words of wisdom from one Pastor Rekia Eletu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
She said that parents who engaged in unethical forms of behaviour would be teaching their children that integrity was of little or no worth.
“My advice to parents on their children, love them, don’t spoil them, don’t say because you want to give them the best you over pamper them.
“Don’t say because you want to give the children best you cannot discipline them.
‘’You need to show them discipline, it is not do what I say, but do what I do, parents should work the talk in integrity most of all.
“You see a lot of our children lacking in integrity because they watch their parents lie, while on phone they say they are not at home but in actual sense they are at home.
“So parents should walk in integrity, they should speak the truth in love, which is very key.
“Be disciplined, organise yourself, let the children see you organised so that they also can learn how to plan well.
“Teach them to have comportment; how to dress well, not dress extravagantly, expensively but simply and decently.”
Pastor Eletu spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
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