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Chapter 24: Parents Should Teach Their Children: November 1831
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“Chapter 24: Parents Should Teach Their Children: November 1831,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 93–95

“Chapter 24,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 93–95

Chapter 24

Parents Should Teach Their Children

November 1831

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Some elders in the Church wanted to know of the Lord’s will for them, so they went to the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Joseph prayed for guidance. The Lord’s answer included important principles about how to be good parents.

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Parents should teach their children about Jesus and help them develop faith in Him.

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Parents should teach their children how to repent.

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Jesus said children should be baptized when they are eight years old. Parents are to teach their children the gospel before they are baptized.

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Parents should teach their children about the gift of the Holy Ghost. Parents should also teach their children how to pray and how to listen to the Holy Ghost.

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Parents should teach their children to know and obey God’s commandments and to be good members of the Church.

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Parents and children who follow Jesus’ teachings can have lasting happiness as a family.