Kids like things fair - at least when it benefits them. But Christian families are called to a higher standard than simply making sure everything is fair. Let's explore the problems that stem from a "fairness focus" and some things you can do to address it.
Category - Train and Correct
These articles will help you train your children and address misbehavior- all from a biblical, restoration perspective.
Getting Kids to Listen and Obey
Kids who listen and obey are like the holy grail of parenting. If your children are struggling in this area, try this one simple change to your parenting style that will help increase their compliance and obedience.
How to Control a Controlling Child
Controlling children can be very difficult to handle - even for the most patient of parents. Here we will uncover the answer to the question: How can I control my controlling child?
Help! My Kids Fight ALL the Time!
As the thermometer inches up this summer, so may tempers be increasing in your home. If you have kids that just can't seem to get along, these tips may be just what you are looking for to cool things down.
20 Ways Christian Parents Can Discipline Their Children
Do you ever feel unsure about how to best discipline your children? Here's a helpful list of 20 ways Christian parents can discipline their children.
Harsh Punishments – Why They Don’t Work
In the heat of the moment it can be very tempting to punish our children severely. We may even feel justified in doing so. But is it effective? This article will look at the reasons why punishments don't work and some implications for Christian parents.
Natural and Logical Consequences: Examples and Uses
Natural and logical consequences make sense as a discipline strategy, but often parents struggle to come up with ideas of their own in the heat of the moment. Here we explain what these types of consequences are and some examples to get you thinking in the right direction.
Teaching Children to Say ‘Thank You’
Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that we help our children develop hearts filled with thankfulness. There is no better antidote for the influences of a me-centered society than an "attitude of gratitude."
How to Use a Behavior Chart to Improve Behavior
There are a variety of behavior charts available to parents. As long as they are seen as a temporary tool to get a child back on track, they can be very effective. Here we will explore how to use CfP's version of a behavior chart.
Using Role Play to Train Children
Training our children in what we would like them to do is as important as disciplining them for what we don't want them to do. Using role play is a wonderful tool parents can use to help a child gain mastery of an under-developed behavior or skill.
How To Handle a Child Who Won’t Stay in Time Out
If your child won't stay in time out, you are not alone. With these tips you won't have to hold them in time out or throw your hands up in despair.
How to Use the Circle of Blessing with Kids
Use the "circle of blessing" to help your child understand the concept of repentance and restoration. Free printable included!
How to Increase Obedience with Positive Opposites
Is there too much negativity in your home? You can turn it around with the parenting technique developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale University. Here we explore how to use positive opposites as well as it's pro's and con's.
How to Discipline Children with Actions, Not Words
Parenting doesn't have to be complicated. Read on to find out how you can improve your child's behavior without saying a word.
Bible Verses That Address Common Behavior Problems in Children
Here is list of Bible verses about behavior issues children commonly display. Free printable for those teachable moments with your kids.
Solutions for Your Kid’s Messy Room
Is there a "mess-maker" in your house? If so, you are not alone. Here are some practical tips on how you can guide your child to a neater room and help him keep it that way. We will also consider personal temperament as an important factor in this issue.
How to Help Children Stop Fighting
Here we will explore our conflict resolution plan for children. When in use it can help children stop fighting and better resolve their conflicts.
Teaching Children Conflict Resolution Skills
Here we'll explain how you can teach your children S.T.A.L.L., our technique for conflict resolution. It's best to introduce any new program or idea during times of calm. We'll talk about using role play and brainstorming to walk your kids through the various steps.