Parents have four major roles to play in the life of their children. 1-INSTRUCTIONAL ROLES. 2-REBUKE ROLES. 3-EXHORTATION ROLES 4-EDUCATIVE ROLES. INSTRUCTIONAL ROLES. We must instruct our children: *To behave well in public. *To rise up early each day. *To pray first thing as they rise. *To be the first to greet people. *To clean up themselves properly. *To clean their environment. *To be early and timely to every daily tasks. *To be orderly. *To be respectful to people. *To speak in decent language. *To organise themselves. *To plan their schedules. *To have their daily timetable off hand. *To comport themselves in quietness. *To be articulate, reasonable and expectant. *To ask questions when in doubt. *To listen carefully with understanding. *To act with decorum, courtesy and humility always. *To defend the family name and image at all times. *To obey elders, set rules and regulations. *To pray before retiring to bed at night. REBUKE ROLES. We must rebuke our children: *When they portray laziness. *When they are prayerless. *When they appear dirty. *When they're insolent. *When they speak foul languages. *When they speak improperly. *When they sit carelessly. *When they participate in unsolicited discussions. *When they come late to appointments or tasks. *When they talk back to elders in anger. *When you notice pride in them. *When they become spendthrift. *When they eat irregularly. *When they cannot control their appetite. *When you notice ostentatious lifestyle in them. *When they think about materialism always. *When they unnecessarily compare themselves with others. *When they speak abusively of other parents or elders or mates. *When you notice the spirit of hatred in them. *When they make hate speeches. *When they complain always about others. *When they move with suspicious characters. *When they are not extolling learning. *When they're not proud of academic achievements. *When they abuse their teachers at home. *When they discredit their school. *When they plan to revenge or retaliate against actions. *When they refuse to obey constituted authority. *When they fail to pray. EXHORTATION ROLES. Parents must Praise their children : *When they do well in assignments and exams. *When they are properly dressed. *When they speak well in public. *When they speak well of their institution and teachers. *When they speak well of others. *When their carriage is decent. *When they express Godly values. *When they always talk about excellence. *When they spend less time watching TV. *When they spend more time studying. *When they spend less time talking. *When they spend more time listening. *When they spend right time praying. *When they spend less time playing. *When they know what to do. *When they know what is right. *When they refuse to do what is wrong. *When their ambition is to be the best in good endeavours. *When they speak of becoming Great People. *When they take action that meets good vision. EDUCATIVE ROLES. Parents must Teach their children : *How to live honest lifes. *How to live amongst people. *How to live in comfort with others. *How to love and appreciate others. *How to be fair to all concerned. *How to love their teachers, school and those in authority over them. *How to obey rules and regulations. *How to live in dignity and self esteem. *How to plan their future. *How to raise Godly homes. *How proper education answers to most of life's challenges. *How to escape from bad friendship. *How to pick a career. *How to develop their career. *How to pass through life successfully by depending on God and not man. *How to pass examinations without malpractice. *How to be studious and build their brains. *How to set academic standards for now and their future. *How to flaunt Excellent Achievements and not Beauty. *How to be Intellectual Celebrities. *How to have a vision. *That Godliness with contentment is great gain. *How to love GOD and their neighbor. *How to live in fear of GOD. When we play these roles, our children by the grace of GOD will come out great and we the parents will have a good old age and memorial.