1. Give him everything he wants. This way he will grow up to believe that the world owes him a living.
2. Never give him spiritual training. Wait until he is twenty-one and then let him decide for himself.
3. Avoid using the word, "wrong." It might make him feel guilty and his schoolwork will suffer.
4. Do not make him work at home. Do his work for him so he will learn at an early age to leave the responsibility to others.
5. Let him watch anything he wants so he can learn from television how to get along in the world.
6. Give him spending money so he won't be frustrated by having to earn his own.
7. Do not make rules for him---you might make him angry at you.
8. When he gets bad grades, blame the teachers.
9. When he gets in trouble in school, blame the principal.
10. When he loses his job, blame the boss.
11. When he gets caught drunk driving, blame his friends.
12. Let him experiment with sex, drugs, and alcohol so he will be able to make an educated decision.
13. Buy him a car as soon as he can drive so he will have the freedom to go wherever he wants.
--from The Presbyterian Journal written in a gospel tract
God's Word to Parents
Bring our children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. ~ Ephesians 6:4 (NAS)
These commandments are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your homes and on your gates. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)