The Bible tells us that children are gifts of God created in His image (Ps 127:3). In the Old Testament we see how God was c oncerned about children. He commanded His people to nurture, discipline and teach their children (Gen 18:19, Deut 6:6-7, Pr 22:6) in order to have a godly generation and produce future leaders. Similarly in the New Testament, though not the same as the OT on how to deal with children, parents are commanded to instruct and train their children (Eph 6:4b, Col 3:21,1Tim 5:10) in the way of the Lord.