Raising kids . . . it’s tough, some times. Can you relate?! Before the kids arrive, every parent wants to be a good parent. Every parent plans on being a good parent . . . and then the kids arrive and we discover that being a good parent is a serious challenge. We learn that we were far more selfish than we thought we were. And we quickly understand that raising kids well requires more than having good intentions. And Life won’t slow down for good intentions. In an impossibly busy life, the only thing a parent can do is respond to behavior in the moment. And this is a real mistake because responding to negative behavior is only a small part of successful parenting. And this is what the new episode of Faithful Life Podcast is all about!
Do you know the difference between discipline and training? This understanding, put in to practice makes all the difference in effective, successful parenting!
Discipline is responding in real time to something needing correction. Sometimes we get discipline right and sometimes we are operating in selfishness and sinfulness . . . far from “perfect”. But, even if our discipline is perfect (said no parent ever!) we’re missing an incredible need in our kid’s life if we desire them to be well-adjusted, self-confident, obedient, and yielded.
Do you train your child for future growth and maturity or are you just responding to the next crisis of negative behavior? Do you know how to train your child effectively?
At Faithful Life Podcast, we just released a new episode exploring the vital place of training in parenting our kids and offer practical suggestions on how to go about training as opposed to just disciplining.
The beautiful thing about training as opposed to discipline is that when parents make a priority of training their kids, the need for discipline diminishes greatly! And, a greater peace pervades your home as the hearts of your kids become yielded to you. Check out the new episode now playing at Faithful Life Podcast: The Difference Between Discipline and Training: The Secret Successful Parents know …
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Matt Jacobson is the founder of FaithfulMan.com a biblical marriage, parenting, and discipleship ministry providing written and audio teaching, as well as couples marriage coaching. He is the co-host (with his wife, Lisa) of Faithful Life Podcast and is author of the bestseller, 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt is pastor of Tumalo Bible Fellowship and is married to Lisa, founder of Club31Women.com (they have 8 kids!).