How to win over a disobedient child

As a Christian parent, the bible admonishes you to bring up your children in the way of the lord.

Parenting

Parenting is a calling, and God expects us to do it very well. As a Christian parent, the bible admonishes you to bring up your children in the way of the lord. While carrying out your parental duties, you have to take into consideration a lot of factors when bringing up your kids in the way of the lord.

1. Be a parent, not a pastor: Relate with your kids as their friend. Be their father or mother and leave the preacher to do his job. When you preach at kids too much, they tend to switch off whenever you talk. You can never delegate parenting.

2. More praying, less preaching: To win the heart of your kids, you have to first of all draw them close to you, in the place of prayer. Life is spiritual, and the spiritual realm controls the physical. When you pray for your kids in the realm of the spirit, you are committing them into God's hands and also dominating every contrary circumstance in their lives.

3. Look for progress, not perfection: As parents, there is a tendency for you to throw tantrums when your kids are not going the way you want them to. But please, instead of castigating them and whining, encourage them in areas where you see a change in their lives. Highlight their positives and they will project a better attitude towards you and your instructions.

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