Session 1: Forming Character Through Discipline

Session 1: Forming Character Through Discipline

Welcome to Session 1 of this five-part training series on the art of parenting on discipline. Play the video below to begin.


Children are individuals and should be treated as such, yet they all have the universal need of character development. Parents need to know what boundaries to set, and when and how to discipline misbehavior and reward good behavior. Remember, today’s efforts in disciplining and training your children are investments in their life-long character.

Major Points:

  • Discipline is a form of discipleship.
  • Boundaries, consequences, and discipline form character and build security.
  • Discipline and punishment are not the same.
  • Intentional discipline is effective discipline.
  • Decide in advance what you will and will not discipline for.
  • Children are naturally self-centered and must be taught to be others-centered.
  • Children should be treated as the individuals they are.
  • Parents should learn to recognize the difference between defiance and childish behavior.
  • Train your children in wisdom by giving them boundaries.

Memory Verses:

“Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.” — Proverbs 29:17

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” — 2 Timothy 3:14-15