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Ponderin’— Talkin’ to the baby

Talking to Children

These words I command you,
teach them diligently

NEVER walk up on an adult having a conversation with the baby!  It’s embarrasing enough for the baby to hear the “gaas” and “goos,” and the “kitshey kitshey coos.”  This is for baby’s ears.  Only baby understands.

Some claim that in order to have a calm and tranquil baby it is a good idea to play soft music near baby.  Do this before baby is born.  Talk soothingly to baby.  The womb is not a quiet place — no sound barriers.

The media urges parents to talk to their kids.  Talk to them about drugs. Warn them about pushers and peer-pressure.  Talk to them about sex.  Tell them about diseases of the body and the scars on the soul.

God had Moses tell the people in Deuteronomy 6:7 to talk to their children—

These words I command you — teach them diligently — talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up. Bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Tell your babies of Jehovah.

Timothy’s mother and grandmother talked to him. They taught him the ways of the Lord.They instilled in him a faith that was unshakable.. They prepared a heart fit for the kingdom.

Our kids do not like lectures. They may be embarrassed to hear some of the things parents need to say, but, to be fore warned is to be fore-armed. Speak to them morning and evening. Someone is  talkin to da kids — it needs to be Mama and Daddy.

Bible Comments, 32, a publication by Joe Fitch originally intended for distribution among small congregations in Texas.
Used here by kind permission.

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