Children and Teen Quotations

In traveling to various places in the world, I find families who thrive and families who do not thrive. In some families there is order and mutual love that warms one's heart. In some situations, the children rule their families and it is indeed a sad situation. So I have started this list of quotes to help families in their quest to raise children fit to enter heaven.


Isaiah 49:25 But thus says the Lord:
“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away,
And the prey of the terrible be delivered;
For I will contend with him who contends with you,
And I will save your children." (NKJV)

"In their important work parents must ask and receive divine aid. Even if the character, habits, and practises of parents have been cast in an inferior mold, if the lessons given them in childhood and youth have led to an unhappy development of character, they need not despair. The converting power of God can transform inherited and cultivated tendencies; for the religion of Jesus is uplifting. “Born again” means a transformation, a new birth in Christ Jesus." {RH April 13, 1897, par. 13}

Prov. 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

The work of the parent is seldom done as it should be.... Parents, have you studied parental government that you may wisely train the will and impulse of your children? Teach the young tendrils to entwine about God for support. It is not enough that you say, Do this, or, Do that, and then become utterly regardless and forgetful of what you have required, and the children are not careful to do your commands. Prepare the way for your child to obey your commands cheerfully; teach the tendrils to cling to Jesus.... Teach them to ask the Lord to help them in the little things of life; to be wide awake to see the small duties which need to be done; to be helpful in the home. If you do not educate them, there is one who will, for Satan is watching his opportunity to sow the seeds of tares in the heart.1 { CG 31.1}