Show Notes

Fun Times with Dad: Emma, Nolan and I went to see one of their friends perform his role as the Scarecrow in his school’s production of the Wizard of Oz.

Many “experts” have written books over the years claiming to have the best method of parenting. In his book, Parenting is More Than a Formula, Jim Newheiser explains some of the more popular of these books. While they are well meaning, and helpful to an extent, they all ultimately fall short because there is no perfect formula. Each child is different in personality, the discipline they respond to and what motivates them. While a formula may work for one or two or all of your kids, one formula will not work for every kid in every family. In this episode, we take a look at these thoughts from Mr. Newheiser’s book and focus on three duties we have as parents.

Three Parental Duties

  1. We are called to establish righteous standards in the home and to discipline the children when the standards are violated – Prov 23:13-14; 29:17
  2. Understand that not all rebellion is the responsibility of parents
  3. Remember that both parents and children desperately need God’s grace

Links:
Choosing a School (episode 082)
Parenting is More Than a Formula – Jim Newheiser