Parents are teachers

Is there any member of the Church who missed the admonition of the leading Brethren in the recent April general conference that no matter how well we think we are doing with our families, we can do better — even much better?

A minimum of 10 of the 32 speakers addressed the issue of family, while multiple others referenced families and drew lessons for better parenting.

After such a wealth of information and encouragement, no parent should be resting comfortably about his or her parenting skills. We have our marching orders.

The Brethren's counsel was replete with understanding and insight. We are to mull over, ponder, digest and make this counsel a part of our lives.

In brief, they said parents are teachers. And the best setting to teach is in the home.

One verse in Alma's writings summarizes much of what the Brethren taught:

"And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the restoration of which has been spoken; for behold, some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far astray because of this thing. And I perceive that thy mind has been worried also concerning this thing. But behold, I will explain it unto thee" (Alma 41:1).

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