“Discipline is not just an act to stop disobedience, it’s a leading into a path of righteousness.” -Clay Clarkson
So this post on gentleness got quite the response!
As a follow-up, I offer these resources, ones that I go back to time and time again for help with training and disciplining and discipling my babes. Hope they help and encourage you:
Heartfelt Discipline–Following God’s Path of Life to the Heart of Your Child by Clay Clarkson
So so so good. Heartfelt Discipline is filled with stories, practical help (not formulas), and wisdom. The most interesting part of this book is the study of the rod in scripture – it is thorough and surprising. If you could only have one book on child training, I say get this one.
Perfectionism by Ann Voskamp
“…why did I ever think our children could be perfectly obedient? 100% of the time?”
Read, read, read! Right now!
Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson
This is a go-to book for me when it comes to parenting. The chapter on compassionate parenting changed our family for the good. Highly recommended. Sidenote: The description says it’s for homeschool moms, but it will help and encourage any mom.
Two VERY helpful articles:
Also, pray. Seriously, pray and listen and treat your babes how you want to be treated. And when you mess up (you will), begin again. And again.
P.S. The Desperate book club is over at Sally’s today! She’s talking about Chapter 7 – Sacrifice in the Mundane!
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