Parenting Techniques

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Devotional

BALANCE DISCIPLINE WITH AFFECTION


 "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4 KJV


You do not want to be the parent who only communicates with your children when they have done something wrong. Your little ones need to receive love and affection from you, as well as discipline. This rule is especially true as they get older. Random hugs and kisses, words of encouragement and affirmation, or an unexpected treat, is guaranteed to bring positive results.


Being raised in a household with three sisters and a twin brother taught me the importance of children having alone time with their parents. In addition to strengthening the bond between you, it will help the children feel visible in the family unit and recognized as an individual. Spending time alone with you tells your children they are wanted, loved, and have value.


Our expressions of love and caring toward our children helps them to embrace and reflect the love of God in their life.


QUESTION: What do you need to do to have quality time for each of your children on a regular basis?