Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father encourages parents to plant spiritual seeds in the hearts of their children from birth. With time, those spiritual seeds (Scripture, Bible stories, spiritual songs) grow and mature, producing godly children who know right from wrong and live exemplary lives. Pray that those children will give the next generation a strong, spiritual heritage as well.
When parents tell their children that God wants them to treat others as they would like to be treated, children are more prone to hear and obey. The name of God has clout with children, who innately revere God. When they choose to obey their parents or other adults, they are actually obeying God's fifth commandment to "honor your father and your mother." All children need to know and attempt to keep the Ten Commandments and live by God's many teachings found in the Bible.