The Heart of Parenting
Training up children isn't always easy. Parents can be prepared and equipped to act in a way that properly trains children when the situation needs you.
Instead of talking to your child about their behavior, teach them the heart behind the problem.
A young child can be taught about the love of God, the forgiveness of Christ's sacrifice, and the importance of repentance and turning from sin.
To me, this is so much more fruitful and productive than a spanking or a time out which only addresses the action, not the heart.
Use scripture that teaches God's way and it will correct the heart. This will not only train them in the way they should go, it will strengthen your bond and relationship.
God does not see any of us as BAD and we should not label our child as such. God the Father uses each opportunity as a way to teach us and draw us to Him.
Instead of labeling and using negative words like
Bad, Trouble, Spank...
Use kindness and powerful biblical words like Honor, Obey, Wise, Trust, Peace, Self-Control, Courage, Upright.
Softly and tenderly correct them as God does with all the fruits of the spirit. They will surely reflect your behavior as the grow up. You will in turn be their safe place while fostering a close relationship.
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"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:26
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