Do I Dare Talk About This??

Do I dare talk about this????

Well, lets get real and talk about when your child is strong willed and discipline, I know this is a touchy subject but thought I would share my view of it. Speaking from experience I know what its like to lose your mind as a parent when your child is defiant and just refuses to obey. My middle daughter was quiet a character as a toddler and young child, but as a preteen she is growing into a very lovely young lady. She has tried my patience many times and there were times I felt as though I just disciplined her all day long. She was a very stubborn toddler and child but because I am a christian I believe what the word of God says. I would rather give a quick swift spank and be done with the correction then to drag it out by forcing her to sit in time out all day long.

''Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.''
                                                      Proverbs 13:24

The word of God tells us that we need to as parents discipline  our children.If you believe the Bible then you know that we are to listen to Gods word and follow his instructions.  I have read many parenting books and have tried other avenues of discipline such as taking away toys, grounding, timeouts etc. I  have seen no effects on my children what so ever. They just get right back up and do the same thing they were doing all over again. In my own journey of raising  children I believe  biblical discipline ,early on is most effective. My children are now 8,12 and 15 and are very well behaved. Now, that doesn't mean they don't get disciplined any more. They still do get disciplined but it is less frequent now and in other forms due to there ages,I mean lets get real I can't spank my 15 yr old son who is bigger than me LOL!!!! When they act up they know they are not only disobeying us but they are disobeying God by not honoring and respecting us. The word of God also says that... 
"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."     Proverbs 22:15  

I firmly believe that spanking children ( NOT BEATING) is one of the ways we need to discipline our children to ensure a healthy respect for parents, authority and GOD. I also know that when children have boundaries and structure they are more happy and content with their days. I hope this sheds some light and what the Lord has instructed us as parents to do concerning our children. Keep in mind this is my own personal view and how I raise my children so no hate comments. We all have freedom of speech and this is my place on the web to speak freely as I see fit. I hope to encourage christian parents to follow the will of the Lord in raising strong , respectful, christian children. If you have doubts about anything concerning your children and how you handle things take it to the Lord and read his word because it is our instruction manual not only for raising kids but living life in general. God Bless!!!!


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