My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother – Proverbs 1:8
A good father will give instructions to his son or daughter on ethics, morals, rejecting the invitation of criminals who promise wealth without work. Treating others the way they desire to be treated. Christians should teach their children by being an example by living a godly life before them, allowing their children to see them in worship other than the church as well as reading the Bible. A godly father or mother would never direct their children in actions that would sin against God or bring harm to others. Children will listen to their parents when they see their parents living a respectful life coupled with true worship in the home and at church. A godly father and mother will teach Godly principals that will enable their children from being caught up with people and things that would be detrimental to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. In order for them to hear and follow instructions, it must be taught to them.