Discipline

097 – When Your Kid’s in Trouble

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Our mower stopped working the other day shortly after we started mowing. I’m not real handy with such things and figured, given the age of the mower, it was time to pony up and buy a new one. However, it’s not the season to buy mowers in the Midwest so I figured I’d wait until the Spring and just try to get by these last weeks of mowing season with the riding mower. I…

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096 – Our Inability to Change our Kids

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I headed out on a bike ride this weekend to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. Inability “Recognizing what you are unable to do is essential to good parenting.” – Paul David Tripp In his book, Parenting, Paul Tripp says, “as parents we are powerless to change the hearts of our children.” This came from the chapter titled “Inability.” Often in our parenting we are demanding, aggressive, threatening, and focused on rules…

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087 – Character Traits Your Children Need to Develop

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I took in a Purdue/Illinois baseball game on a chilly April evening. Purdue ended up winning 4-2 and Nolan never did get a foul ball but we had a great time enjoying some baseball! Bring Them Up In his book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack discusses a key verse found in Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of…

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085 – There is No Perfect Parenting Formula

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…

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084 – Point of Significance

Show Notes Fun Times for Dad: Experiencing Cubs Spring Training with the G6. We had an epic trip to Arizona taking in a round of golf, a hike up Pinnacle Peak and Cubs baseball! I was also reminded that I love warm weather. 🙂 Point of Significance Have you ever wondered what is significant about what you do and how you spend your time? Do you ever think about your purpose? I do. I put pen to paper and thought…

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083 – Avoiding Child-Centered Parenting

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Purdue/Indiana basketball rivalry and shamrock shakes! Parenting toddlers is challenging but we need to be consistent and firm during these years. Your “no” should mean “no”. It should not mean to ask until I say “yes”. This episode focuses on the danger of child-centered parenting and goes through the example of Cain. Child-Centered Parenting: Leads to the Parents’ Shame (Proverbs 29:15) Feeds Self-Destructive Lifestyles (1 Samuel 2:29 Is an Abdication of God-given Authority and…

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068 – First Time Obedience

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: When I was playing Monopoly with my kids the other night, I was charging rent to my son on a property that was un-owned. Sneaky, I know. He wasn’t too happy, but my daughter thought it was funny. First-Time Obedience Develop a “First-Time obedience” or “No second chances” parenting philosophy. The earlier you are able to start this with your children, the more you will notice the benefits of this as they grow! Benefits…

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067 – Using Spanking in Discipline

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: After my kids’ performance in the Wizard of Oz, my daughter took me backstage for a behind the scenes look into her role off-stage. Is It Okay to Spank? Yes, spanking your children is okay, if done correctly. The Bible is clear that we are not to withhold the “rod” in discipline. The bible says, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from…

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065 – Do You Have the Perfect Child?

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad – filming a video for my wife for her birthday. The Perfect Child In God’s complete sovereignty, infinite wisdom and perfect love, He provides us with the perfect child, or children, for us. He provides us the grace to parent them and strength we need each day. “Every single human being is an image bearer of the Creator; thus, we are required to be very careful and faithful in terms of our moral judgment….…

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054 – Passive Parenting

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: I took Emma and Nolan to All Fired Up in West Lafayette to do a craft project. We purchased a ceramic item and they got to paint it. I like to have stuff like this to do during break. Eli In this episode I talk about passive parenting and the example we find in the Bible. 1 Samuel 2 talks about Eli and the disaster that his sons are. They are wicked and sinful.…

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