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Parenting and Child Discipline
Following a review of the literature on RS factors and parenting, we seek to answer the following questions: What are the most common concerns among Christian parents? What are the parenting styles of Christian parents? What discipline strategies are perceived as effective by Christian parents? What parenting resources are commonly utilized by Christian parents? What predicts “Sanctified Parenting”?
Effective consulting, like effective parenting, takes place within a supportive relationship. In this conference presentation, I address three evidenced-based factors important to consulting with parents. First, I review the importance of the relationship factor in parenting and consulting. I suggest a multimodal approach. Second, I examine six strategies for strengthening adaptive behavior and suggest how to improve on common approaches. Third, I look at strategies to reduce maladaptive behavior with some cautions about misapplications.
I wrote this discussion guide to help group leaders and group members expand the discussion on the topics in the chapters of the book, Discipline with Respect: Christian Family Edition. KEY FEATURES OF DISCIPLINE WITH RESPECT • Effective discipline depends on loving relationships • Discipline has a purpose and plan • Communication skills make a difference • Children follow adult examples • Feedback guides behavior • Positive behavior can be encouraged • Negative behavior can be limited • Negative behavior can be replaced and redirected • Learning to choose can promote self-discipline • Forgiveness and reconciliation help repair relationships
DISCIPLINE WITH RESPECT is a challenge to look beyond the day-to-day activities of raising children to consider what children must learn to become mature responsible adults. Parents and teachers will find evidenced-based principles promoting the development of responsible behavior by respectful communication, positive feedback, methods of encouragement, strategies for redirecting behavior, and more.
DISCIPLINE WITH RESPECT: Christian Family Edition integrates the principles of discipline with the Bible. Christian parents and educators will find evidenced-based principles promoting the development of responsible behavior by respectful communication, positive feedback, methods of encouragement, strategies for redirecting behavior, and developing self-discipline. Key words: Evidence-based parenting, consulting with parents, Christian parenting,