Welcome to Session 5 of this five-part training series on the art of parenting on discipline. Play the video below to continue.
- Parents need lots of tools for their parenting toolbox, because different kids respond to different things.
- The best tool for discipline is catch them doing something right.
- There has to be a willingness to allow your kids to experience pain. It may not take the pysical form, but it can take other forms because that’s how we learn.
- If your child thinks that the punishment, or the discipline that you’ve given to them is too harsh, they’re allowed to make a respectful appeal. Not, “I can’t believe you just said that,” but, “Hey, I feel like that was done out of anger. Could you please reconsider?”
- Let your kids know that you’re not perfect, and you make mistakes too.
- Discipline is security for a child. It’s loving them. It’s giving them boundaries.
“Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!” —Deuteronomy 5:29