It’s a new year and I always try to think of things I want to do better for the following year. I naturally think about the most important things in my life and if I could make some improvements. One of the things I have been thinking about is what kind of parent I am. I have come up with a list of 10 things that I want to make sure I am doing with my children and that I think is important for every parent to do with their children.
1. Pray every day.
One of my favorite things I heard in the last general conference was a quote by Tad R. Callister. He said, “Which parent in Book of Mormon times would have let their sons march out to the front of battle without a breastplate and shield and sword to protect them against the potentially mortal blows of the enemy? But how many of us let our children march out the front door each morning to the most dangerous of all battlefields, to face Satan and his myriad of temptations, without their spiritual breastplate and shield and sword that come from the protective power of prayer?”