How can you better teach your family with the Spirit of the Lord? How can you reach a wayward child? How can you get the family together long enough to read scriptures?
In Raising Up a Family to the Lord, Elder Gene R. Cook of the First Quorum of the Seventy answers these and many other questions parents have about how to bring up their children. This is a solid, practical reference book that includes almost one hundred stories and examples that illustrate the principles of effective parenting in action. Elder Cook discusses such topics as praying effectively, reading the scriptures with understanding, keeping the commandments, getting children to work, organizing meetings and activities, and teaching love and service to others.
As a parent you will learn how these unique principles, combined with the Lord's guidance, can help you bring up families that will be happy and successful in this life as well as joined together for eternity.
I'm not a parent, so I can't really comment from the perspective of raising a family. But as a member of a family, there was a lot of food for thought and some suggestions and I think could make a big difference for the better in any family. I think that Elder Cook helps generate ideas that you could tweak to meet your own family's needs.
This talk contains the best parenting advice ever! Parenting is not about changing your children's behavior; it's about changing their hearts. Discipline is about becoming a disciple, not about punishment. As parents, our primary goal should be to help our children become converted and teach them how to turn to the Lord.