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Someday when you have your kids, you will understand what I have been trying to teach you. ~ Diana Greguska
I believe that parents nowadays want to be their children’s friends rather than having a parent-child relationship. Discipline and teaching manors and respect have taken a back seat due to parents being overextended at work or free time and simply too tired to parent. Parents allow their children to run the show, sit back, and let it happen. Yes, there are many good parents, yet a lack of good parenting leads to crime, drugs, alcohol, gangs, pregnancy, and other issues. Without God in the picture, these problems will not be solved. One of the many extraordinary blessings in life is to be a good parent, which needs to be done with love and careful discipline with children. ~ Bill Greguska
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Be A Good Parent!
A good parent, a wise parent! 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 and teaching and 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 encompasses almost everything, and it seemed to work very well for me as a parent and is beneficial to my kids.
Being a good parent does not come by just wishing it into happening. Work, teaching, dedication, patience, and much love and forgiveness are needed to be a good parent. Again, the idea of 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 is 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 relationship will happen later 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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- What does the Bible say about obeying parents?
- Options for parents with a prodigal son or daughter?
- Questions about Family & Parenting
- Scripture for parenting
- What does the Bible say about being a good parent?
Be A Good Parent Is To Be In Control Of Situations!
One of the best ways that Christian parents can teach their children is to be fair, firm, and have fun with them. (I made up these three words because I felt it covered all bases of parenthood.) To discipline children best 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.
Do 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 to 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.
Related Pages Of Encouragement:
- Be Wise
- Encouragement For Teens
- Encouragement For Men
- Encouragement For Women
- Healthy Relationships
- What Is Love?
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Children With Little Respect For Authority WILL GET INTO TROUBLE!
- Proverbs 1:7
- Isaiah 38:16
- Hebrews 12:9
To apply training 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; 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 believe that “time-outs,” grounding, and taking something away from the children are 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. A mother’s love is extraordinary, yet the Bible is more concerned with the goal of building godly character.
How I Tried to Teach And Discipline Our Son
Scriptures Promoting Physical Discipline.
- Don’t fail to correct your children.
- They won’t die if you spank them.
- Physical discipline may save them from death Proverbs 23:13-14; Proverbs 22:15.
- The Bible strongly emphasizes the importance of discipline.
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