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The 10 Commandments for Parents with FREE PRINTABLE - Coffee & Conversation





Many years ago I found these words but never knew exactly where they came from.


They were entitled:


The Ten Commandments for Parents.





"The 10 Commandments for Parents"



1.     Your sons and your daughters are not your's alone;
         bring them up to know ME before they are grown.


2.     Provide for their needs and know, as you do,
         that I will provide for each one of you.


3.     Live by MY WORD, in love and in fear,
         so you are living a message that children can hear.


4.     I delighted in sharing creation with you;
         help your children appreciate loveliness too.


5.     Respect them, for each is unique by design,
         welcome their specialness, help them to shine.


6.     Cultivate character, loyalty, truth -
          lessons in living, to carve in their youth.


7.     Take time to listen, to laugh and to play,
          when your children have grown the memories will stay.


8.     Teach them to talk to me often in prayer;
          I want them to trust that I'll always be there.


9.     I am there for you too.  Remember to ask,
          and I will equip you for this holy task.


10.   These are MY loved ones.  Thus it shall be:
          as you do unto them, you do it to ME.     




I printed them out on cards and gave them to the parents of the children who came to our "Good News" Club one year over 20 years ago and then recently when I was sorting out some old materials for Kids Work I found one of them and of course the words are as good now as they were then.


Now I have made a new copy of these and I hope you like it.











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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these commandments. As a mom of three children, I appreciate the encouragement.

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  2. Love these. All our littles are grown.

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  3. Thank you for sharing! My children are grown but will keep them in mind with my grandchildren!

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  4. This is so beautiful! Pinned!

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  5. Much truth in this poem!

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  6. This is awesome! Thank you.

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  7. Words of wisdom. So good to have them in sight every day.

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  8. These are so simple and wonderful. I shared them with my grown children so they could use them for their children. Thanks for sharing them.

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  9. These are so good.For any parent or even godparents. Thanks for sharing these!

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  10. These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This is so cool and encouraging!! Thank you so much ...

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  12. This is so cool! I love this so much!

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  13. Love this! Esp. #1: Your sons and your daughters are not your's alone; bring them up to know ME before they are grown.

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  14. Thank you so much for writing! This is great to hang up on the door or refrigerator!

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  15. This is an amazing free printable on advice for parents. Full of wisdom! Will pinning as well.

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  16. Love these tips! As an empty nester, the first is especially key. Will share; thank you!

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  17. Love this! Such helpful advice to bring God unto our everyday and to teach our children in the way they should go

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  18. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Joni

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  19. Anonymous19:44

    Love this! Such great advice to bring God unto your everyday and to teach our children in the way they should go

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  20. These are great resources for families! I've been glad to retweet these and to share them wider on Twitter.

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  21. Very encouraging! There's no greater joy than parenting. I love being a mom. Each of the 10 commandments for parents are delightful and challenging. Thank you for this blessing!

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  22. I love the simplicity of this, it would have been nice to have scriptural references though.

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  23. Such awesome advice on sharing God with the next generation of little ones!

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  24. This is so great! Thanks for sharing these commandments for parents! What a great resource.

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  25. This is so cute! Our kids are such amazing blessings. Thank you for making this printable.

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  26. The 10 commandments are still so relevant. I love that God's word does not get out of date. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. These "10 Commandments for Parents" are timeless! "Teach them to talk to me often in prayer" is something we're working on now with our children.

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  28. Loved this! Yes, we need to follow these as parents. So cute!

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  29. These 10 commandments for parents are helpful. Teaching them to build their own relationships with Christ is so important.

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  30. So getting this printable! I have heard of the 10 Commandments of parenting but never knew where it came from. Loved this post.

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