Children are to be especially loved, protected, guided and encouraged. They learn through their God-given physical senses … the Child Jesus was "subject to Mary and Joseph until his spiritual Time came. Love children as God loves them [and you!] …protect them from harm and evil but give them holy freedom … teach them things of value, not bigotry and hate … let them know they need be (and can be) the best they are able to be, but not to be discouraged if they are not now as they want to be. Children are very special to God:

LITTLE CHILDREN
by Nathan [November 1996]
When he had left, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.  (If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once.  My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, 'Where I go you cannot come,' so now I say it to you.  I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.  This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:31-35)
    After Judas departed, Jesus then addressed the remaining apostles, whom he referred to as "little children":
    When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."  The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant.  One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus' side.  So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant.  He leaned back against Jesus' chest and said to him, "Master, who is it?"
Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it." So he dipped the morsel and (took it and) handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot.  After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."  (Now) none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him.  Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him, "Buy what we need for the feast," or to give something to the poor.  So he took the morsel and left at once. And it was night. (John 13:21-30)
    During the meal Jesus informed them of his impending betrayal:
    When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles.  He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for I tell you, I shall not eat it (again) until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God."  Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said, "Take this and share it among yourselves; for I tell you (that) from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."  Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me."  And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you." (Luke 22:14-20)

"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."  (John 13:20 NKJ)
    Jesus celebrated the holy Seder meal with the twelve apostles (at the end of which he gave us the Sacrament of Holy Communion … The Eucharist.)
    And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."  Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them. (Mark 10:13-16)