The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6…“Train up a child in the way he/she should go, And even when he/she is old he/she will not depart from it.”
There is a saying that goes, “Give me the child for the first 7 years of his/her life and I will show you the man/woman!” After working with youth and in the school system for the past 4 or 5 months, I truly believe that we need to seriously work to mold and shape our youth at a very young age, perhaps the first 7 years! We need to instill in them a love for God, respect, discipline, resiliency, critical thinking, manners, appreciation, work ethic, math skills, reading skills, respect for the opposite sex, a love for exercise, and etc. I’m sure there are so so so many more skills and character traits, but those are just a few that I’ve thought of. Preparing youth to change the world and make and impact begins at an very early age. Let’s get going!!