I am easily persuaded when a request comes from a kind face, a respectful attitude, and my kids have me figured out. There are times I say, "yes," and an hour later I wish I had said, "no." Yet when I set a firm, non-waivering rule, I am not easily persuaded, my children know not to ask, and the boundary structure stays in tact.
Preparing them for a world that is constantly screaming, "Tear down all the walls of righteousness, come just a little closer to sin," tempting and exciting them by luring us to the shores of sin, where the waves of desire and flesh spray our feet with what our carnal bodies crave.
For the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. 1 Corinthians 3:19
There is a sweet time in the life of our youth where they should be unhurried, unencumbered to have quite moments with our Father. Instead the world tells our young people to do everything they can because "you are only young once." Instead of building popular children, we should be instilling our Big God into them.
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing the Word of Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15