Jeremiah 31:29 - “In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
It is a very sobering thought that when we as parents do evil things, it affects our children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generations. As a physician who has been involved with children for over 44 years, I have been often surprised by the actions of children in relation to the ill effects of their mothers during the nine months of pregnancy.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a known disease in newborn children as result of the imbibing of alcohol and alcohol beverages even some cough medicines during the three trimesters of the pregnant period. It has been a known situation that mothers who are cocaine or drug addicts impact their newborn child in a deleterious manner; often resulting in the child being eventually sent to special schools. These children have a significant lowering of their IQ (intelligent quotient).
Most recently I have been researching the reasons for the growing high rate of violence and indeed murders and domestic trauma in our community. I have had a personal interest in a mother abused and involved in violent behavior during the pregnant period. Her resulting child seems to have very violent and excessive movements associated with tantrums. The result has been a very frustrated mother who is unaware that it was her behavior during pregnancy that is now resulting in the child’s tantrums.
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It is a medical encyclopedia and a psychological instructor for parents and physicians who have to deal with little children. A child is not a man still small. He or she is a genius in progress. Everything that we do to the child or around the child it absorbs into its psyche and this later becomes the make-up of the child’s emotions. The child is essentially a mirror of what he or she sees in parents, grandparents, teachers, and all those baby sitters they are exposed to. Ironically, even the preachers in churches have lasting effect on the child’s mind and manners. Therefore, we all have played a roll in this now generation being so violent and emotionally disturbed.
The Bible states in Jeremiah that the parents have eaten sour grapes; but their children’s teeth are set on edge. This is a very deep thought when we blend it with the words of YAAHSUAH Jesus who said “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven.” So those like Myles Munroe and the Kingdom Philosophy and Jehovah Witnesses with their Kingdom Halls must all bear witness that their first priority is to the children. Sabbath schools of the Seventh-Day Adventist and the Vacation Bible schools of other denominations are aptly aware of this fact. The Roman Catholics are deeply involved in children’s education at all levels. Parents…beware!
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Published Thursday, March 9, 2017