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What Influences Children

ă  Heredity and Genes strongly interplay with the culture and socialization in shaping a child’s personality, since birth. Virtually no two humans share exactly the same set of genes.

ă  Love plays a vita role in developing human relations. The basic principle of education is not teaching, but love. Problem persons usually reflect inadequate love. Deprived children frequently suffer character difficulties and fail to achieve their potential. Genuine love provides basic security.

ă  The Family has a huge influence over early childhood. It carries out numerous functions: biological, educational, religious, economic, social, recreational and emotional. What is happening to the American family today? Notice that all individual personal growth is interpersonal. The basic principle of education is not teaching, but love. A prominent psychologist once said, “Only those who communicate daily with children can prevent mental disturbances.”

X  (Eph 6:4 NKJV) And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (Greek origin of “bring up” = “nourish up to maturity”)