Tag discipline

To Spank or Not to Spank?

If you work with Christian parents, it’s tempting to stay far away from the spanking debate. There are the “never spank” parents, the “immediate obedience or get spanked” parents, and everything in-between. Try to have a conversation with parents from…

immediate obedience problem

Should We Demand Immediate Obedience?

Do you require immediate obedience of your kids? Does God require immediate obedience of our children? What does the Bible say about obedience? My thinking on this topic has changed over time. “Delayed obedience is disobedience.” Or so they said.…

Helping Kids with Their Anger

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be anxious, ashamed, sad, embarrassed, disappointed, discouraged, overwhelmed, confused, hurt or rejected. A typical response is…