Child discipline

Rules? Time ins or time outs? To spank or not to spank? Is it OK to yell at your kids? What do you do when they just won’t listen? The dilemmas of child discipline are many, and there are many different answers. How do we know the best way to bring children up to love and honour God and obey their parents?


The one rule

Two of your kids are fighting, another one won’t pick up his toys, and your teenager just revealed the tattoo she got without your permission. You’re exhausted...

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