Monday, October 10, 2011

Making It Last

I love my daughter.  I love being able to educate her at home.  But there are those days when I have to repeat over and over,

"...let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up"
(Gal. 6:9 ESV).

So, it was a blessing to read the Effective Parenting Tip from from Thursday, Oct. 6.  It was entitled, "Building a Tape." 
cassette tape

Many times we, as parents, don't see the results of our discipline as fast as we'd like. The process is slow, at best, and change seems to be taking a long time. In those situations we need to focus on building a tape in our child's heart.

Think about some of the things your parents said over and over again that continue to play in your mind. "Turn off the lights before you leave the room." "Eat your vegetables." "Be nice to your sister," "Say excuse me." Did you heed their instructions then? Maybe not, but the tape still plays in your head.

Read the rest HERE.

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