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
*Without challenge
*Without complaint

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

1 comment:

Annette W. said...

So tell much practical...with this book?

For example. My daughter struggles with delayed obedience...and happy obedience. Does he give suggestions how to work with children of various ages and what to say?

(Too many great books say the right things, but don't offer enough guidance...for me.)