Carolyn Jones Rawson first and foremost is a Christian and she believes that the Word of God is the literal-inspired Word of God. Therefore, she has written The Children are the Ones that is biblically and scripturally based. It is her belief that the scriptures and related verses used contain more wisdom than all the child development textbooks ever written. After all, they came from the heart of One who flung the stars in space and created Adam from a handful of dust. She believes that parents and grandparents can get all the knowledge they need on how to raise children to be God-fearing adults from the pages of God’s Word if they are willing to follow the principles written in The Children are the Ones.
While Carolyn doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, she has spent her entire life practicing the principles in her book. Why is she so passionate about The Children are the Ones? She believes that if we would parent our children as we are taught in the Word of God, we would have healthier children, spiritually, morally, physically, and emotionally. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV) was her philosophy while raising her own children.
One day after visiting with her oldest son in regard to the conflicts in relationship to divorce and children, out of her mouth came the words, “When will parents ever begin to understand that the issues at hand are not about them but about the children because the children are the ones?” Right at that moment, God spoke to her and said, “This is why you must write The Children are the Ones!”