Thursday, January 20, 2011
Growing Kids God's Way: Principles of Obedience
This was probably my favorite chapter in Growing Kids. First, Biblical discipline involves HEART training. Obedience is essential to family government.
What is Biblical obedience?
*It is to be immediate
*It is to be complete
Don't become a threatening, repeating or bribing parent!
But how? Use some aids. This is what works for us:
*Expect Yes Mom/Dad after giving an instruction
*Look child in the face
Delayed obedience is disobedience. Is your child characterized with a heart of obedience? We are working on that right now while our son is young so he will be a joy to have as an elementary school child and teenager, but most of all we want him to follow God's word and be obedient to Him! It starts in the home!
Next time: Discipline with Encouragement