This post received feedback. I took all into consideration, however, still did not change my mind. Reading Noel Piper this morning, I was again strengthened as to the teaching of the Word on this subject.
“This brings up the need to train young children to sit through church services. I started easing mine into the habit when they were about three. That meant sitting on the end of an out-of-the-way-pew so we could slip out if we needed to. We knew that the best way for a child to learn how to worship is to see Mom and Dad worshiping. we wanted our children to be part of the whole congregation as soon as they and we could manage it. Yes, it’s different for different children. And yes, Mom’s and Dad’s worship is pretty distracted for a while. But that’s what parents do: we live a less-than-ideal (by some standards) life for a few years so we can bring our children up to be adults with us.”
Noel Piper, Treasuring God in Our Traditions, pg 45