What kind of parent are you striving to be? A better one than the parents you had growing up? Like “so-and-so” who seems to have perfect kids? Or are you just winging it, not really sure what kind of parent you should be? There are many parenting models out there … some good, many bad. Fortunately, God doesn’t leave us without His instructions on the matter. Through his word, He teaches us how to raise our kids. If you’re looking for a place to start, go to Proverbs. Much of that book is written as if a parent is talking to their child: “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching …” (Proverbs 1:8.) It’s from the Bible that we learn how God wants us to raise our kids.