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WORDS THAT DISCIPLINE

  • There is no doubt about it — Biblical parenting sometimes requires taking decisive action.
  •  It also requires decisive speech. The Bible speaks of the power of “a word fitly spoken” to guide children toward obedience. In fact, sometimes words can do what actions can’t.

This session will help us to uncover the meaning of the Bible instruction for using words as a tool to bring about correction in parenting. We also look at four ways to use words properly, as well as common pitfalls to avoid.

Word that discipline are  Clear INSTRUCTIONS.  Prov. 1:10,

What does the bible say about discipline and correction?

Prov. 13:24,   Prov. 14:12, Prov. 15:20, Eph.6:4

  • Four ways to use words To Bring About Correction:
  • 1)            Say  NO Firmly
  • 2)            PUNISH/APPRECIATION Age  appropriately
  • 3)            Use CONTRAST (USE THEIR  MISTAKE TO CORRECT THE  MISTAKE
  • 4)            Use CONSEQUENCES – USE  TO CORRECT THE MISTAKE   eg. SONS OF ELI
  • Practical Tips for Balanced Parenting

Avoid these pitfalls

DON’T BE ABUSIVE Parent

DON’T BE LIGHT BULB Parent

DON’T BE CLOSE LIP Parent

DON’T BE A SCREAMING Parent

  • DEVELOP A GAME PLAN
  • Identify the top two BEHAVIOUR problems
  • Honestly evaluate your present parenting PATTERNS
  • Have a family CONFERENCE (FOR CHILDREN, HOUSEHELPS)
  • Join hand together and PRAY
  • An important aspect of Discipline is to help your child understand the consequences of his behaviour.
  • With these he would be able to accept total responsibility for his Actions.
  • However this should be done prayerfully.

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