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.