We’ve all been there…
Your family has just enjoyed a lovely day at the park and it’s time to leave. You tell your children they have five minutes and then you are leaving. When it is time to go, they won’t come down off the slide. You seem to have turned invisible. Or worse yet, they tell you NO!
Walking through the grocery store with our children. Everyone is starting to get cranky. You realize you should have stopped one errand earlier. Instead, you try to push through. One child begins to beg and whine for something on the shelf. Another will not remain seated in the cart. Despite your best efforts, no one is listening to you. They won’t obey.
Obedience is a skill that must be taught and reinforced daily. But how do you get your children to obey? Check out these posts for encouragement and practical tips for getting your child to obey.
Help! I have a strong-willed child.
Developing your strong-willed child’s ability to obey is not easy. In this post, Learn how to stop battling him and start training his will to obey.
In this post, I share how I stopped battling with my daughter and instead partnered with her to develop her ability to obey. We still have difficult days, but I have seen so much progress over the past seven years!
Principles To Help You Train Your Child To Obey
It is not easy to teach your child to obey. Some days it is extremely difficult and VERY tiring! But the benefits, including not struggling to get him to do what he is told, are well worth the effort. Not to mention that God commanded us to teach our children to obey so we should be obedient in this command.
These guidelines keep me going when I feel too tired, frazzled, and overwhelmed to train my child’s will and help him learn to obey.
How To Teach Obedience Through Games
There are times you need to discipline your child for him to learn to obey you. The majority of the time though, I use games as a way to teach my children to obey since games make it fun to learn obedience. Check out these fun games to help your child learn to obey.
Reaching Your Child’s Heart
God desires to have an intimate relationship with you and your children. He wants to raise up a generation that seeks His kingdom. You have the opportunity to partner with God in raising the next generation by taking a heart approach to parenting.
By reaching your child’s heart, you can help him learn to obey with a teachable spirit and willing heart. No one wants to do the right thing all of the time, but as we mature we realize that we need to. However, if we do the right thing in action only and still have a reluctant attitude about it, we are damaging our relationship with God and others. Learn how this book changed how I approached parenting (and teaching my child to obey on the inside and outside).