After having spending a weekend with her granddaughter, Paula asks herself what we shall teach our babies.
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What We Can Teach Our Children Hello and thank you so much for joining me on my video blog. Today I want to talk to you about Hazel. Hazel is my sweet little 17 grand child my third -- the third girl of the 17 and the 14 little boys. I was just with her and she’s five weeks old now in North Carolina and I spent almost a week with her and her parents. Here is what I like to share. In the nights and in the early morning hours and during the day when I was holding that little one the caution came to my heart, what kind of a world is she coming into? What can we do as her parents, her grandparents, the peers the teachers she’s going to have, her friends. What is it going to be like and how can we help her the very most all these wonderful, beautiful children are coming into the world and every single you know all the nations all the countries in different cultures different looking children different looking parents different norms different ways of being what kind of a world are they coming into and how can we make it better? Sometimes as we go through our day to day routines and schedules we get kind of focused on the little things on the details on the got to be here you know meeting at time liner or you know working out a project and for a few days with this little one I was able to hold her looking to her beautiful little eyes and contemplate a larger picture and I’d like you to think about this today with me and think what can we do to help the children who are coming in right now to have a wonderful experience during their turn honor. But I’d like to suggest a few things. first I’d like to suggest that we can't give them too much love that and I said it so many times that there's I believe one thing we all need to learn on this earth and that’s how to love, to truly love God to love ourselves and love our neighbors and neighbors meaning everyone. And I’d like to help her learn that early in her years. I would love her to learn to have a great respect and an honor for the adults in her life. What I'm watching now is so many of our young people have lost this respect for adults being for whatever reason of I'm thinking the things that they have been hearing corrupt their lives that adults don’t know what they're talking about for whatever reason they come to a belief that adults are not to be respected and I absolutely whole heartedly disagree with that. And one I'm telling people to grow up for the great and deep respect for their elders. Now they might not agree with some of the things their elders do but they respect them nonetheless because they are their elders. In Japan I understand that this has been a huge struggle on their last couple of decades because their tradition is such respect and honor for the older people and this is going away. This is -- the young people of this era are sadly following in the Western footsteps too often and embracing some of the negativity of the things that they see on television. I would love to have this child learn obedience. Obedience there are lives that if they are obeyed they simply have a happier life, love in families, love in country. If you are an obedient-- if you have an obedient heart if you say you know what I understand that this is important that I will comply with this rule. And some other times our young people are just pushing and pushing all the time and I think that there is something to be said for going back to having our children be simply more obedient to understanding on deep levels why they need to be obedient. But nonetheless being obedient to the rules in their families and their schools in their countries. And the final thing is I’d like them to be able to have a large perspective of who they really are that they are priceless beyond word that this child, this little Hazel grows up knowing of her great value and of the value of all people on earth that she has a great desire within her to serve them because as we are others centered we will have that beauti