Discipline styles begin to change as kids get older. The days of taking away toys and putting them in time-out are in the rearview mirror all too quickly. Ashton relays some great ideas for loving our older kids well with solid discipline.
Whether it’s uninvited homeschool or everyday chores around the house, our kids knowing the value of working hard at what’s before them is honoring to God. Seth tells us why and gives us some practical tips on how we can help our kids be good workers.
What we do…how we choose to spend our time speaks volumes to our children. Choosing to attend church services can help us all know God better and be connected to His people. Callie reminds us…read on.
Many of us might say that having the word, “failure” and “our children” in the same sentence terrifies most of us. We also know growth and wisdom come through hard work, and even struggle. Madi reminds us how giving our kids multiple opportunities for good, hard work can mature them greatly!
In our good intent, sometimes we parents do so much for our kids we cripple them as they enter adulthood. Judah’s words are worth taking in. He not only reminds us that our kids becoming more independent of us and more dependent on Jesus is one of the greatest things we teach our kids, he gives us some how-to’s as well!
Maybe I’m not the only one who lives in the tension of letting (or requiring) the kids to help and simply knocking out a task on my own. One is better for the short term and the other for the long. Ashley reminds us of the tremendous value of handing over tasks to our kids as they learn and grow under our care.
Do you find it hard to trust your child with a big responsibility? What if they don’t complete it? What if they make a mistake…even a big one? What if this practice is exactly what they need? Tyler points to how we can teach responsibility. Let’s dig in!
Teaching responsibility is not for the faint of heart, however it is SO worth the effort when we keep at it. Jessica reminds us of ways we can do this hard yet very rewarding work as parents.
Responsibility is something that doesn’t come easily. It comes with practice. Chief shares with us how we can cultivate responsibility in our children.