Miss Ellen Rojo is a Psychology graduate with a master’s degree in Divinity — an academic degree in religion or pastoral profession. We had the good opportunity of having her brainstorm us more on raising children apace with God. You see, most people in today’s world seldom recognize the principles of God as the force that will lead to a stable and joyous upbringing.
Raising kids is one of the most laborious and toughest task in our lives. Although it is the most valuable and most gratifying activity, we refer to it as “the hardest job in the world.” There are good times, of course, as there are trying times. But none is more rewarding and fulfilling than seeing our children go through life in God’s way.
All we want is to be perfect mothers and fathers. We try to do everything to balance work and home life and when things don’t work, we feel like failures. We try to keep them from troubles, at the same time allow them to experience pain so they’ll be able to handle pain when we are no longer around. Parenthood is both wondrous and tough at the same time.
Miss Rojo’s talks hinge on teaching children God’s way of life during their childhood in order to have foundation to which they can best rely later on. She catechize the need for parents to instill into their children that God’s way works for us. Or in her words, Producing champion children is a partnership work with God.
Paramount to parenting is to raise children seeing God through their parents’ eyes. A young mind’s perception of God is first and foremost developed through their parents’ example. Even though we understand that not all children brought up in the Church will be bred in God’s image, it is recognizable that efforts are not really wasted.
Miss Rojo expounded more on the Simple steps to start a relationship with God:
- God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your child
- Problem: we are separated from God.
- God’s solution: Jesus
- We must individually accept Jesus
Raising kids may be a great challenge. But some champion parents know a few secrets to make things easier. Miss Rojo for example, shared this unbeaten tip she called T.R.A.I.N:
T – trust their DIVINE design
R – respect their needs
A – acknowledge they are individually unique
I – instruct and guide them
The Children’s Ark Preparatory School understands the thought that there is no greater legacy parents can bequest their children than to have the fullness of blessings that come from bowing to the will of God.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them — Psalm 127: 3–5