Those fun folk at PCG always have to play second fiddle to Davey Pack lately. They are working over item to produce more articles that Davey has on his site. It must be so humiliating to know you are second best in everything.
Anyway, one of the latest articles is Do Your Children Behave In Services? by Joel Hilliker
During Sabbath services in a congregation with a number of children, life happens on two levels. Only one carries on at the eye level of the average adult.
If you’re not paying attention, you’ll overlook the fact that there is a parallel world, often very active, happening just a few feet closer to the ground. You’ll overlook it, that is, until it breaks your concentration on the sermon or interrupts your fellowship.
But for those of us who produced these children, we have a responsibility we cannot abdicate. We must not become so engrossed in our adult world at services that we lose track of what’s happening with our children.Yes Sir! That Philadelphian standard is a firm smack on the bare bottoms of these rebellious snot filled kiddo's. If you had been doing your job right during the week by making you children lay still on a blanket on the living room floor for 2 hours they would not be causing such distractions. Proper living room training is that if they cannot sleep or play SILENTLY for 2 hours then you are to beat their little asses till they remain quiet. Satan is the author of rebellion and you have to beat Satan out of them.
Each of us must ensure that they uphold God’s Philadelphian standards at Church services.
To that end, very young children must be blanket trained at home. Set the blanket on the floor and sit in a chair facing it. Train your child to play silently on the blanket without getting off. (At home you can verbally label everything outside the blanket as “no” and discipline quickly when the child tests these boundaries.) Establish a routine so the child can fall asleep by himself on the blanket even while someone is speaking. These habits simply cannot be taught at services. They must be trained and enforced in your own home during the week.
Your child must NEVER distract you from the sermon by God's Mini-me Apostle. His words are God's words and if you are messing with your snotty brats you will miss important code words that will help you know things the rest of humanity does not know.
Keep an eye on what’s happening in your children’s world. Anytime you notice their behavior during services slipping and beginning to impinge on your attentiveness to the messages, then be prepared to put in more “homework.”In other words, spank them untill they submit and stay on that blanket.
They then quote from The Plain Truth About Child Rearing. I can't believe that they still promote this disgusting filthy book. That alone shows how sick PCG is.
By 5 years old you child should be sitting in a chair for two hours without making a sound and diligently taking notes....
Begin by training them to sit still in a chair. Again, practice at home. The Plain Truth About Child Rearing says, “Teach your child to sit still at various times during the day for periods of 5 to 10 minutes, or even longer. On occasion, have your child sit still, allowing him to look at a picture book, or color, or some similar pursuit, for as long as an hour or longer. In this way, you can begin to instill a vitally important habit in your child at a very early age.”
During Church services, by around age 5 (again, these are only rough guidelines) a child should be able to sit in his chair at least through the sermonette, perhaps even through announcements or longer. Before long he will have no trouble sitting for the full two hours.
Once a child begins reading and writing, you should gradually challenge him to apply these skills within Church services, in using the Bible and taking notes.
Teach your child to take notes during services first by having him copy scriptures and key phrases from your own notes. Start by only having him do it during the sermonette. Gradually increase your expectations, having him take down more of his own notes for longer stretches.All one has to do is peruse the different Facebook pages to see how kids were treated for failing to remain quiet for two hours on their blankets. These are adult snow telling how they were beat, smacked and punched while at church for being noisy. They despise to this day what they parents did to them by forcing this silliness upon them.
Depending on your child’s academic ability and maturity, sometime between third and fourth grade is probably a good target for him to be able to listen and take notes for the duration of services.