Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gems on the Family
Successful Parenting

"Who are good parents? They are those who have lovingly, prayerfully,
and earnestly tried to teach their children by example and precept 'to
pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord' (D&C 68:28). This is true
even though some of their children are disobedient or worldly. Children
come into this world with their own distinct spirits and personality
traits. Some children 'would challenge any set of parents under any set
of circumstances. . . . Perhaps there are others who would bless the lives
of, and be a joy to, almost any father or mother' (Howard W. Hunter,
"Parents' Concern for Children," Ensign, Nov. 1983, 65).
Successful parents are those who have sacrificed and struggled to do the
best they can in their own family circumstances."

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