Discipline

Discipline With Kindness, Even When You're Angry

Discipline With Kindness, Even When You're Angry

Walking past the window in my three-year-old son’s room, something caught my eye. Along the trim under the windowsill were three deep holes dug into the drywall with a small screwdriver sitting on the wood floor underneath. Calling him upstairs, I sat him on my lap, showed him the holes in the wall, and asked him how they got there. “I don’t know, maybe a woodpecker flew in here and made them.” An obvious lie. My blood was boiling...

Discipline and Celebration: Discipleship at Home

Discipline and Celebration: Discipleship at Home

There's tension in my house. I try to navigate it every day with my kids, but it's tough to balance. I want my kids to grow to know, love, and live like Jesus, but I sometimes that seems like an unattainable goal. In parenting them to live like Christ, I've found two contrasting areas that are an especially difficult challenge: Discipline & Celebration. Here are a few things I've learned along the way in pointing my kids to Jesus in correction and praise.