What Tolerating Temper Tantrums Reveals about Parents

by Paul Tautges | October 11, 2016 8:06 am

The primary duty of Christian parents is to take a natural-born fool and cause him or her to be filled with the wisdom of God. Perhaps this statement startles you, but let me explain what I mean by it. Unselfishness in parenting means that we must lay aside our self-interest and  love of convenience  in order to do what is in the long-term best interests of  our children—we  must  discipline them  toward respectful obedience. This discipline is not an option for parents who are committed to raising their children to follow the Lord and become responsible members of society. If we choose to neglect the correction of our children, it may reveal two painful realities concerning our own hearts as parents.

What May Happen to Our Child if We Withhold Correction

The Bible also provides ample warning concerning the harmful results of an absence of child discipline.Toddler Rules(1)[1]

Parents, let us take heed to these biblical warnings. Let us seek God’s help to discipline our children as Scripture directs. Let us love our children, but let us be careful not to worship them and, consequently, refuse to correct them when it is needed.

[This post is excerpted from a mini-book written by my wife and me, entitled HELP! My Toddler Rules the House[2].]

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  2. HELP! My Toddler Rules the House: https://www.shepherdpress.com/products/help-my-toddler-rules-the-house/

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