Discipline, v.t. To instruct or educate; to inform the mind; to prepare by instructing in correct principles and habits. - American Dictionary of the English Language
We believe in using gentle discipline when teaching children right from wrong, refraining from spanking and harsh punishments. We believe in following Jesus' example of teaching, patiently instructing and using stories to illustrate what He meant. He was truly dedicated to teaching! He was also a superb example to follow, teaching others by living what He believed.
Parents have an excellent role model in Jesus. We can be patient, and explain things in creative ways to our children. And for all children, even the youngest, we can teach by example. When we are role models for kindness and compassion, forgiveness and mercy, healing and non-violence, children to learn to be that way themselves. It takes time, but children invariably absorb their parents' behavior.
Follow the Golden Rule, and your children will eventually follow it too! You are building a lovely relationship that will last all your lives.
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