Use Firmness to Train Your Child's Heart




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Firmness is necessary in most parenting plans. Why? Because firmness builds character. It simply says to a child 1) We aren’t going to live this way anymore, and 2) We are going to practice a better response. That kind of firmness provides an internal structure inside of a child’s heart and gives them more clarity regarding expectations. Firmness isn’t just about consequences. It also provides a structured plan for doing the right thing.




But sometimes parents view firmness and harshness as inseparable. They yell at their kids and think they are being firm. Proverbs 15:1 says, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Harshness damages relationship, and, in the end, works against positive heart change. Firmness draws a line and says this is what’s going to happen. Harshness pours all kinds of emotional intensity into the situation to try to communicate that the parent means business. Some parents say, “But my kids won’t do what’s right unless I yell.” We would suggest, “That’s because you’ve trained them that way.” Develop a tighter action point, require immediate responsiveness, practice doing what’s right and firmness will produce positive change.


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Milan Tomic

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