Episode 172

Principles for Effective Discipline


April 30th, 2019

42 mins 50 secs

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About this Episode

In anticipation of next week’s show, when my husband Dan will be coming on to share about discipline, I thought this week I would share my own perspective on effective discipline.

At the beginning of this episode, I mention a new video series on Divine Mercy from Fr. Chris Alar!! If you don't know much about Divine Mercy, or you want to learn more, check out this free video series at ascensionpress.com/pages/divinemercyvideos

I also share feedback from listener Megan who listened to the first forty episodes of Girlfriends through all of Lent. Thank you, Megan! :)

Snippet from the Show
“What a privilege and honor that our children’s first experience of who God is is through their relationship with us [their parents].”

Here are four ideas I have to share – let’s see how Dan’s list compares next week when he comes on!

  1. Be clear.
    Set standards for your kids and expect them to meet them.

  2. Follow through.
    If you set a standard and a child fails to meet that standard, there must be consequences.

  3. It’s not personal.
    Kids are young and immature, and they are figuring out the world. They are going to choose wrongly sometimes, and if we react emotionally, it’s not helpful to any of us.

  4. It actually is personal.
    Invest in healthy, loving relationships with your kids, and discipline will become less necessary, and more effective when you use it.

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