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Correcting and Disciplining

Proverbs 29:15,17
The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

It has been a challenge with our children lately. J and J are awsome kids, but lately they have been really testing thier boundaries and our limits. To be honest, it has been difficult not to respond to them in anger and frustration. And I think that like every parent, I'm not sure that we have done that well in our discipline with them. Sometimes we rebuke (verbal correction) and sometimes there are other course of action (for which we thought we were past some of this stage). But thier behavior when we have been at other people's homes recently has caused "shame," especially to Jayme.

Lord, we need new insight on how to work with our kids right now - when to correct, how to discipline. We are not willing to let foolishness take root in thier hearts (Proverbs 22:15). But we need your help; help to keep our emotions in check, help to know what is the right response that will produce Your life in them. I thank You for the delight our children are to us. Help Jayme and me to train them in the way You want them to go (Proverbs 22:6).

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