Train Up a Child Part II

Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

There is a difference between TRAINING and EDUCATION.

Education is all about knowledge. Education typically involves someone dumping a bunch of information on a student and then seeing what percentage of it sticks.

Training on the other hand is different. Training is all about behavior. Training is about changing existing behavior or creating a new behavior.

With training, the trainee performs a task over and over again until they get it right.

That’s why the military, police, firefighters, etc all use training techniques to ingrain new behaviors into the trainees.

As parents, we are instructed to use training when it comes to our children.

In their youth, children are not mature enough to get anything out of having a bunch of information dumped on them and then use reasoning to discipline themselves into new behaviors.

We as parents are to train up our children. Children must perform an activity over and over again until they get it right. Behaviors trained into a child during their youth do not easily disappear later in life.

Part I

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