Be A Good Parent By Utilizing Both Love And Discipline!
Do you want to know how to be a good parent? Then you will need to find your answers to that question in God’s word, teaching and be trying to live out biblical principles the best you can. Be sure to be firm, fair, and fun with your children that was my motto when I raised my son and daughter which encompassed most everything, and it seemed to work very well for me as a parent and beneficial to my kids.
Being a good parent does not come by just wishing it into happening. There is work, teaching, dedication, patience and much love and forgiveness needed to be a good parent. Again, the idea in raising good healthy kids in my experience is to be firm, fair and fun with your children! When you have questions, the place to go it to God’s Word to find the answers.
You can not buy your way into being a good parent, and you can not necessarily be their “friend” while you are raising them. This type of relationship will happen later on when they are grown, and out of the house. Not being their friend does not mean you do not love them, on the contrary, you love them so much that there need to be boundaries set and respect expected. ~ Bill Greguska
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- Does the Bible say about obeying parents?
- Options for parents with a prodigal son or daughter?
- Questions about Family & Parenting
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- What does the Bible say about being a good parent?
Be A Good Parent With Fair, Firm Boundaries!
Be A Good Parent Means To Be In Control Of Yourself And Your Child!
One of the best ways that Christian parents can teach their children is to be fair, firm and have fun with them. To best discipline, children can be a difficult task to figure out, but it is essential to have a plan. Some parents claim that discipline (corporal punishment) such as spanking is the only method the Bible supports. Others insist that “time-outs” and other restrictive punishments that do not involve discipline are far more efficient. We know what the Bible says? The Bible teaches that control is proper, beneficial, and necessary.
Do not be confused—we are by no means advocating child abuse. A child should never be disciplined physically to the point that it causes actual harm them. According to the Bible, though, the appropriate and restrained physical training of children is a good thing and contributes to the well-being and correct upbringing of the child.
How I Tried to Teach and Discipline Our Son as a Good Parent
“Don’t fail to correct your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death” Proverbs 23:13-14; Proverbs 22:15. The Bible strongly emphasizes the importance of discipline.
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Children Not Disciplined Often Grow Up With Little Respect For Authority
- Proverbs 1:7
- Isaiah 38:16
- Hebrews 12:9
To apply discipline correctly and according to biblical principles, parents must be familiar with the scriptural advice about training a child.
Discipline must have as its goal the good of the child and must never be used to justify the abuse and mistreatment of children also it should never be used to vent anger or frustration.
Discipline is used to correct and train people to go in the right way. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” Hebrews 12:11.
Some Parents Find That Their Children Do Not Respond Well?
Some parents believe that “time-outs,” grounding, and taking something away from the children is more efficient in encouraging behavioral change. If that is indeed the case, by all means, a parent should use the methods that best produce the needed behavioral change. The Bible undeniably advocates physical discipline. The Bible is more concerned with the goal of building godly character.
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Someday when you have kids of your own, you will understand what I have been trying to teach you. ~ Diana Greguska
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.