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Good News About Your Strong-Willed Child: Building Parental Authority (3/10)

Spare the rod, spoil the child. (Proverbs 13:24)

He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.  (Proverbs 28:23)

No one said parenting (and family relationships) would be easy.  It’s time to face my reality; face the music.

Dr. Randy Reynolds shares his words of wisdom:

  • The key to a safe family environment is to establish authority and hold the line when it’s challenged
  • Parents are to use authority to create order, place restraints, and to create a safe home environment for every family member.  Endure your child’s short-term disapproval for long-term respect (remain consistent; grow a spine)
  • Make requests, give commands, follow through, be just and fair, be honest, express anger appropriately, trust God (His wisdom), utilize logical and natural consequences, establish clear boundaries, allow other authorities to play a corrective role (whew!)

Parental authority must be firm to be effective; loving in order to be good.

Can’t wait to be all grown up — someday!  🙂

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November 1, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Book Review, Change, Compassion, Education, God, Health and Wellness, Heart, Introspection, Leadership, Love, Marriage, Mind, Peace, Purpose, Self Help, Spirit | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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