How To Rear Children

by Pastor Jack Hyles

(Loyal Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana for over 42 years)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Developing The Will
Chapter 2 - The Importance of Self-Control
Chapter 3 - Proper Manners
Chapter 4 - Reverence For God
Chapter 5 - How To Form The Proper Habits In A Child
Chapter 6 - Work
Chapter 7 - Teaching Independence And Self-Reliance
Chapter 8 - A Child's Relationship With Others
Chapter 9 - The Child And Money
Chapter 10 - Reading
Chapter 11 - Discipline And Punishment
Chapter 12 - Telling The Truth
Chapter 13 - Care For The Body
Chapter 14 - Dispelling Fears
Chapter 15 - The Child At Play
Chapter 16 - The Child And His Church
Chapter 17 - Keeping The Child Pure
Chapter 18 - Teaching Respect And Honor For Parents
Chapter 19 - The Bible And Prayer In A Child's Life
Chapter 20 - How To Make A Lady Out Of A Girl
Chapter 21 - How To Make A Man Out Of A Boy
Chapter 22 - How To Rear A Teenage
Chapter 23 - Fifteen Minutes In Royalty by David Hyles


Recently while visiting southern California and preaching twice daily in the Central Baptist Church of Pamona, California, in the greater Los Angeles area, I was riding down the freeway with Pastor Batema when the conversation suddenly turned toward the rearing of boys. For several minutes I spoke with Pastor Batema concerning what I think is the proper way to rear children. He suddenly looked at me with a serious countenance and said, "Dr. Hyles, you ought to publish those remarks. Why don't you write a book on rearing children?"

When I retired that evening my mind was fastened on his suggestion. I could not sleep until I had promised God that I would obey the command given to me through His servant, Pastor Batema, and put in print the ideas, philosophies, and methods that I believe are necessary in the rearing of children to become well-adjusted adults possessing character, integrity, and chastity.

This is not a textbook; it is a workbook. It is not exhaustive. Nevertheless, it is offered to your, dear reader, with a sincere prayer that it will help you to train up your child in the way that he should go.

Meet The Author

Jack Hyles began preaching at the age of 19 and has pastored for over 33 years. These pastorates include churches that varied in membership from 19 to over 48,000. As of these pastorates, other than the present one, were in the state of Texas: First, the Marris Chapel Baptist Church of Bogata, Texas; then the Grange Hall Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas; from there to the Southside Baptist Church of Henderson, Texas; and then to the Miller Road Baptist Church of Garland, Texas. He pastored the Miller Road Baptist Church for over 7 years and saw this church, under the Lord, grow from a membership of 19 to over 4,000. It was from the Miller Road Baptist Church that he was called to his present pastorate at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Dr. Hyles has been Pastor of the First Baptist Church since August, 1959. This church has a member ship of over 48,000 and has averaged for the past 6 years over 23,000 conversions and 7,000 baptisms per year. For many years the church has been acclaimed to have the "World's Largest Sunday School." During Dr. Hyles' ministry the First Baptist Church has increased in property evaluation to over $21,000,000.

Besides his position as Pastor, Dr. Hyles is Founder-Chancellor of Hyles-Anderson Schools, which enrolled over 3500 students last year. The schools are operated by the First Baptist Church and are housed in separate facilities away from the church property. Dr. Hyles has served as President of the Baptist Bible College in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Hyles is the author of 29 books and pamphlets, exceeding over 6 million copies in sales. One long-play record by Dr. Hyles is also available, "Let's Go Soul Winning" (awarded by the Evangelical Film Foundation an Oscar as the outstanding talk record of 1967), as well as many tape-recorded sermons.

Dr. Hyles' experience covers numerous evangelistic campaigns, Bible Conferences, etc. He has preached in virtually every state of the Union and in many foreign countries. His annual Pastor's School attracts thousands of preachers from every state and many foreign countries.

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