Have you ever crossed the line when disciplining your kids?
4 PROMISES TO MAKE WHEN DISCIPLINING YOUR KIDS:
- PROMISE TO DELAY DISCIPLINE: Do not discipline right away. Parents, create a habit of delaying discipline so that you do not vomit toxic words and brutalities on your kids.
- PROMISE TO HAVE “THE TALK”: I encourage everyone to sit down with your kids and have “the talk” 1) listen to their heart 2) give them a chance to explain 3) speak truth and correct wrong thinking 4) share “how” you will discipline them 5) love and pray with them
- PROMISE TO DISCIPLINE NOT PUNISH: My good friend told me recently that “discipline looks to the future and punishment looks back”. Don’t punish your kids, but look forward and lay a strong foundation for the future.
- PROMISE TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY: God’s love for us is not dependent upon our behavior. We are all jackwagons and will make mistakes, but he still loves us, is present and doesn’t turn his back on us or give us the silent treatment as punishment. Parents, our kids are going to blow it big time! However, we must not withhold our love, heart and acceptance from our kids when they make mistakes. We are called to love them unconditionally just as God has loved us.
Do you have anything to add to the discipline conversation?