"Parents, remember that your home is a training school, in which your children are to be prepared for the home above. Deny them anything rather than the education that they should receive in their earliest years. Allow no word of pettishness. Teach your child to be kind and patient. Teach them to be thoughtful of others. Thus you are preparing them for a higher ministry in religious things. Manuscript 102, 103.
The home should be a preparatory school, where children and youth may be fitted to do service for the Master, preparatory to joining the higher school in the kingdom of God. Manuscript 7, 1899."
Life is bigger than the plans and hopes we have for our children, just like our parents hopes and plans for us. But in the end God's plan for our lives and for our children, even with its up and downs is far better and greater than we can imagine.
Lets embrace life and its hardships and keep moving forward with faith, hope and love.