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Gen. Conf. - Exaltation - Nelson
In this day of rampant immorality and addictive pornography, parents have a sacred responsibility to teach their children the importance of God in their lives. Those evils, so highly destructive of divine potential, are to be strictly shunned by children of God.

When a child needs correction, you might ask yourself, “What can I say or do that would persuade him or her to choose a better way?” When giving necessary correction, do it quietly, privately, lovingly, and not publicly. If a rebuke is required, show an increase of love promptly so that seeds of resentment may not remain. To be persuasive, your love must be sincere and your teachings based on divine doctrine and correct principles.

Do not try to control your children. Instead, listen to them, help them to learn the gospel, inspire them, and lead them toward eternal life. You are God’s agents in the care of children He has entrusted to you. Let His divine influence remain in your hearts as you teach and persuade.

In God’s eternal plan, salvation is an individual matter; exaltation is a family matter.

Those are some of the quotes which caught my attention from the talk given during the April, 2008 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elder Russel M. Nelson.

I really liked the concept of not trying to control your children, rather listen to them, help them, and inspire them by the truths found within the Gospel of Christ.

Good talk.