- Lauren Dungy
- Shaunti Feldhahn
- Tim and Darcy Kimmel
- Betsy Landers
- Dr. Walt Larimore
- Mark Merrill
- Joanne Miller
- Dr. Gary J. Oliver
- Kathy Peel
- Dr. Greg Smalley
- Dr. Scott Turansky
- Jill Savage
Articles by Dr. Scott Turansky
- Why Firmness Doesn't Require Harshness
- Why Fair Doesn't Mean Equal
- What's Your Child's Personality Type?
- Time Out or Take a Break ?
- Three Factors to Remember About Character Training
- The Value of Generosity
- The Unmotivated Child
- The Secret to Prompt Obedience
- The Secret to Helping Children to Do What’s Right
- The Secret to Constructive Discipline
- Teaching Children about Sex
- Taking a Break vs. Time Out
- Strong-willed Kids
- Some Suggestions for Dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder
- More Than Obedience
- How to Stop the Whining and Complaining
- How to Make Parenting Shifts
- How to Bookmark the Good Days in Parenting
- How to Avoid the Boxing Ring with Your Kids
- Honor one another – even your brothers and sisters!
- Honor Lessons
- Honor favor #9: Adopting others
- Honor favor #8: Helping others in conflict
- Honor favor #7: Speech
- Honor favor #6: Prayer
- Honor favor #5: Generosity
- Honor favor #4: Service
- Honor favor #3: Ministry
- Honor favor #2: Hospitality
- Honor favor #1: Modeling
- Honor Changes People
- Helping Children Deal with Their Anger
- Gratitude or Overindulgence?
- Emotions are Complex Tools for Communication
- Discipline - Run the Parenting Race
- Defibrillating Your Child's Heart
- Dealing With Anger in Children
- Character Training Step 6: Follow-up – Continue to Work on Solutions
- Character Training Step 5 Motivation – Inspire Change
- Character Training Step 4: Treatment – Provide Instructions for Working on the Solution
- Character Training Step 3: Solution – Name and Define Each Solution
- Character Training Step 2: How to Diagnose Strengths and Weaknesses
- Character Training Step 1: Observation – Recognize the Problem
- Character Training – A Systematic Approach
- Behavior: Getting to the Heart of It
- Attitudes – Bad to Good
- Affirming Effort Toward Right Behavior
- A Work In Progress
- 8 ways to prepare your children for dealing with tragedy
- 7 Ways to Teach Self-Control
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Discipline - Run the Parenting Race
When my son David was two, he loved to jump on the couch. There were times when I pretended I didn't know what he was doing because I didn't want to expend the energy needed to stop him. His behavior needed correction but sometimes I was involved in my own activity and just let it go. The irritation wasn't great enough to cause me to take action. Disciplining children can be hard work. At times, I didn't discipline David because it was inconvenient.
Often parents feel overwhelmed or too tired to discipline. Negative or unwanted behaviors are overlooked and allowed to continue until parents get irritated. The frustration builds until they become motivated to take action. The result is inconsistent discipline What irritates a parent today may not seem irritating tomorrow. In order to persevere and be consistent, parents must develop a more solid motivation. The secret to persevering and being consistent is to have a clear philosophy of discipline.
Parents often burn out because they don't know why they are parenting. In fact, some burn out on a daily basis. Once you understand this secret, you can reverse the trend of burnout and use this secret to strengthen your family. It will allow love to be your motivation, rather than anger. And your children will know what to expect so they will feel loved and secure.
I'm a runner. I jog two to three times a week. We have a lake near our home and it's a great place to run. Running has a lot of benefits. But there are days when I don't feeling like getting out there and running. Some days I feel I have too much to do. Other days I just don't have the energy. Some days the weather isn't very inviting. Other days I just don't feel up to it.
I've learned four success principles for running which also apply to parenting. As you think about parenting, imagine yourself as a runner. These principles keep me running—and keep me disciplining—when I feel like quitting.
Related Resource: Discipline: Bribes, Rewards and Motivators
Used with permission from the book Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids by Scott Turansky, D.Min. and Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N.comments powered by Disqus