I want to give a big thank you to Tulip Girl and this wonderful post and comments on Parenting. In our home, we have some coalescing ideas about parenting.
1. Our kids learn what it means to be a human being from us.
2. Two our kids learn what it means to be male and female from us.
3. Always ask, "Is this how I want God the Father to treat me?". If it isn't how we want our heavenly Father to treat us, then don't treat our kids that way.
4. We are modeling God to our kids.
We only really ask one question at the dinner table: "Who did something loving today?"
Anyway, that is not the point of the below posts which are about our view of the Father and how we approach Him, but parenting and being a child is a metaphor of our spirituality.