"So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy"
~Colossians 1:10-11

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thoughts for Today

"No amount of discipline can make up for a lack of training."

"Training is not discipline. Discipline is the "damage control" part of training; but it is insufficient itself to effect proper behavior. Training is the conditioning of the child's mind before the crisis arises. It is preparation for future, instant, unquestioning obedience."

"Before he (a child) can DECIDE to do good, his parent must CONDITION him to do good."

~ excerpts from "To Train Up a Child" by Michael and Debi Pearl

Does anyone else find they need daily reminders as a mother to do these things? Training our children takes thought and planning and a commitment to consistency. We must always be looking for opportunity to train. And the more we train, are consistent with our training, the less we will find ourselves having to discipline. It's takes discipline on our part though, huh.
Just something I have found myself challenged with lately with 3 little ones running around!

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