Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Saturday, January 23, 2010

On Good Behavior - Resources & Articles

Above all I believe in Child Training thru God's Word. God is specific in that we are to 'train' our children. That means consequences for unacceptable behavior. This has been on my mind a lot; when you have four kids under 4 years of age, there's a lot of training going on! And they're all at different stages and levels of comprehension. These verses help me focus on today for the future and the articles below are also great resources...

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

No Greater has some great resources in their magazine that you can read online or you can subscribe to via the mail. They also have many child training books and videos (several of which we own, have read and viewed!).

From the Total Transformation Program there are two great articles, one on how to give consequences that work and the other 0n motivating the child, these are quick reads and actually give some specific examples that made me think 'duh' that's what I should be doing!

Other resources you can find out there on the web, and I most recently found a really good series of articles written on the
Raising Olives blog called Your Child's Heart which I highly recommend!