Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Discipline - Ideas from MckMama

We're continuing to struggle with discipline this week, so I was grateful when my mother-in-law sent me this great blog post about discipline. The author, MckMama, has four children ages 4 and under, so she's had quite a bit of experience in the arena of discipline. Here are the topics she covers during her article - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Make expectations clear.
Give choices so your child has some reasonable measure of control over their life.
Act quickly.
Act calmly.
Get on their eye level.
Model for your children how to verbalize their emotions.
Be consistent.
Know and use your child's currency.

I'll pray for you this week, as I pray for my family, in regards to growing families that love Christ and reflect his character. It's a tough journey, but well worth the sacrifice. Best of all, we know that we are not acting out of our strength alone - we are soldiers of the High King, and he fills us with energy, wisdom and strength every step of the way.




Blogger Roseycheeks said...

Thanks for the article, Ann! It was funny, encouraging, and helpful! Also, thanks for your encouragement in helping me to remember that we ARE "soldiers of the High King!"

9:51 AM  
Blogger Chris and Tiana said...

I really enjoyed that article. We're definitely in the middle of discipline training around here, so this was really helpful!

1:16 PM  

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