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God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Discipline Isn’t Spelled P-U-N-I-S-H-M-E-N-T Part 2

Children don’t always meet their parent’s expectations.

Parents don’t always meet their children’s expectations.

You must have expectations and rules before you have discipline and punishment.

God never tells a parent to punish a child, but to discipline the child.

Discipline promotes growth and shows children why.  Punishment inflicts pain.

Don’t ever be punitive toward your children.

Don’t give excessive discipline. Let the discipline match the crime.

Discipline is really TEACHING and LEADERSHIP.

Don’t let discouragement influence you to the point where you begin to let your expectations be lowered.

Your children need structure of discipline, and most like it, because they know what to expect and when to expect it.

Single parents tend to discipline less, because they feel their children have gone through so much.  This is a mistake.  The opposite is actually better for the children.


“Discipline your son, for in that there is hope;”

                                                                                             Proverbs 19:18

“The wise are known for their understanding.

 Their pleasant words make them better teachers.”

                                                                                                 Proverbs 16:21 NCV




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