Does God punish children for the sins of their parents? How are we to understand these statements from Exodus 20:5, 34:7, and Deuteronomy 12:9? How should we respond as parents?
Genesis chapters 1-11 present simple realities about God, us, and our relationship to him. In a sense, we find the central core of absolute truth in these chapters in the form of timeless and central realities our children can understand. These are truths that we are responsible to teach them, to show them.
How do you get your teenager to behave in a manner pleasing to God? How do you help him or her grow into a committed disciple of Jesus Christ? According to the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:17–32, you must begin with the gospel. New birth produces new behavior.