Being a parent is hard; every child is different and every day brings fresh challenges.
First, see your children as a gift from God. He entrusted them to you; take them as a gift (and responsibility) from His hands. Second, let them know you love them. Show affection for them; teach them right and wrong; spend time with them. Third, be an example of faith. Pray with them, read the Bible to them, and let them see that Christ is important to you. With God’s help, you can be the kind of parent they need.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day