4 Promises To Make When Disciplining Your Kids

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.

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ChrisSprad
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Chris Spradlin (AKA Sprad) is passionate about Jesus, he doesn’t drink coffee, is bald, has a chinhawk, lives in Edmond, OK., loves to fly fish and snowboard. He has been married to his smoking hot wife Jodie for 18 years and they have 3 kiddos also known as Team Sprad. Chris if the founder of EpicParent.tv and has been in ministry for 20 years. He has served as a Pastor and Team Teacher with Craig Groeschel at LifeChurch.tv and currently serves on the Executive Team and a Team Teacher at the multisite NewHopeChurch.tv. You can find Chris on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

9 Comments on "4 Promises To Make When Disciplining Your Kids"

  1. Andrea January 10, 2011 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Where is the love button? I learned this in my early childhood classes in school and have been sharing these truths with parents for years :) I love your wording and will share with my friends!! Thank you for your heart, loving your site!! God bless!!

  2. Lesley Spradlin January 10, 2011 at 7:51 am - Reply

    You know this is what I struggle most with. Sometimes when I discipline, I battle with wondering is that my emotional mom side getting the best of me or is that the holy spirit tugging on me saying that I needed to choose something different or handle it differently. I wonder if my discipline is encouraging heart change or is doing nothing. By far, my biggest challenge of parenting!!

  3. Jason Maxwell January 10, 2011 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Love the post Sprad! It think this is something that guys struggle wit so much. We see the issue, and want to resolve it right then. It is so hard sometimes to wait, and then discipline. I have found the best way to address this is to have my wife keep me accountable. She reminds me to pause, and think about what we need to convey to our kids. We see an amazing difference in our kids when we pause, and then talk to our kids after we are not “in the moment”.

  4. Chris Spradlin January 10, 2011 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Andrea…thanks for the love! no love button but you can post on your facebook if you would like….thanks for checking out ep..

    Leslie…love u and this can be such a tight rope for sure. I plan on calling Shea this week.

    Jason…how did you find time to write w/ a new baby? hope your doing well.

  5. Lisa January 11, 2011 at 12:42 am - Reply

    This is excellent. Shared on FB.

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