#205: Family Culture Made Simple: Think & Ask

Season #5

My kids are.... 

I'm sure you could fill in the blanks with 1,000 different good (and bad) words to describe your kids. This week, we are diving into the Relational Discipline Culture Pillar (say that 5 times fast)! This episode is designed to help you start RETHINKING the way you do discipline. 

In Episode 205, we take you through two of the seven discipline drivers. 

Parents, meet the Seven Discipline Drivers:  

  • Think before you act. 
  • Ask forgiveness. 
  • Act like the parent, not the child. 
  • See things through the eyes of your child.  
  • Consider natural consequences. 
  • Life is in the why. 
  • Let them make mistakes. 

Driver #1: THINK before you act

Get past your first response to the best response.

Proverbs 29:11 says: “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” 

That’s what the concept, “think before you act,” is all about. Getting past how your flesh wants to respond to how your spirit wants to respond.  

When faced with a discipline situation, we want a proactive response rather than a reactive response. 

Driver #2: ASK Forgiveness  

Forgiveness supernaturally softens hearts.

Proverbs 28:13 says, “Whoever conceals their sin does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” 

God talks a lot in the Bible about hard hearts and soft hearts.  

Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”  

A heart of stone is hard and unforgiving. A heart of flesh is soft and pliable...kinda squishy!! We want to model a forgiving heart towards our kids. How do we do that? BY ASKING FORGIVENESS! 

If you are wanting to RETHINK your discipline methods, then Episodes #204-208 are for you! Stick with us over the month of April as we unpack all seven of our discipline drivers. It's worth the investment! 

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