"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!