Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

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Don’t Treat Your Children as Their Sins Deserve

Tedd Tripp has defined building character in children as honoring God when parents are not around to give direction.  This is a wise consideration. The middle years, ages 5-12, are a time of transition. When your child is 5 he is seldom out of your sight. When he is 12 it is quite the opposite. Your parenting must focus on the times when your child is not in your sight. Having this perspective should give shape to your authoritative  instruction.  If you focus on bargaining, scolding or frustration, these actions provide reasons for your middle children to turn away. This is why pleasant words are essential. They must accompany every aspect of your parenting. (Proverbs 16:20-24) Discipline must always point […]