TMV: Episode 20 – Discipline – Part 1

Discipline is a foundational pillar of parenthood, and as mothers, it is our duty to child guide our children closer to God. In part one of our multi-episode series on discipline, a topic we get asked about a lot, we dive into what discipline means. There are so many people out there who claim to have a set number of steps to help you discipline your children. While there are some practical tools you can use that we will share in episodes to come, we need to view discipline through God’s eyes. When we see just how blessed we are to be mothers who shepherd our beautiful children closer to the Lord, we understand that discipline is the sum of a series of small actions and that it requires patience, commitment, and consistency. In this episode, we each weigh in with our discipline-related thoughts, talk about the importance of leading by example and nourishing our spiritual lives, and why it is vital to talk about a plan of action long before you come against some difficulty with your children. Remember, you are not in conflict with your children when there are struggles; it is a battle of the soul, so always come back to just what an honor it is to be an ambassador for the Lord because you get to steward your family closer to Him.

Key Points:

  • There is not a set number of steps to discipline your kids, but theology always helps.
  • The importance of having a plan about discipline and drawing your kids closer to God.
  • It is easy for us to get lost and forget our purpose as mothers.
  • Knowing the reason our children do not obey helps us see the behavior compassionately.
  • Our children are lost and they need help finding a savior.
  • As moms, we have to take care of our spiritual lives to see the blessing of motherhood.
  • Discipline starts early on; think about sleep training to ensure you have a marriage-centered home.
  • Parenting and disciplining are tiring but consistency pays off in the long-term.
  • When times get tough as a mom, remember just what a blessing motherhood truly is.
  • Start talking with your husbands about discipline when you are pregnant.
  • All the choices you make for your family are underpinned by discipline.
  • Parenting is a good and perfect gift, so do not outsource it to other people.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Family Church

Full Circle Parenting

The Mom Village Email

The Mom Village on Instagram

Kirra Kelly

Jismarie Ramos

Kristin Scroggins

Sarah Rainer on Twitter

Sarah Rainer on LinkedIn

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Family Church

The Mom Village Email

The Mom Village on Instagram

Kirra Kelly

Kirra Kelly on Twitter

Jismarie Ramos

Jismarie Ramos on Twitter

Kristin Scroggins

Kristin Scroggins on Twitter

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