The focal point of your discipline and correction must be your children seeing their utter inability to do the things which God requires unless they know the help and strength of God. Your correction must hold the standard of righteousness as high as God holds it… the alternative is to give them a law they can keep. The alternative is to give them a law they can keep. The alternative is a lesser standard that does not require grace and does not cast them on Christ, but rather on their own resources… dependence on their own resources moves them away from the cross. It moves them away from any self-assessment that would force them to conclude that they desperately need Jesus’ forgiveness and power. -Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart

The Gospel and Gentle Parenting (Abby Alam)

Won’t Kids Just Run Wild Without Punishment? (Dr. Laura Markham)

On spanking:

The American Academy of Pediatrics on spanking

Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me (Samuel Martin)

On rewards:

The Gift of Intrinsic Motivation (Janet Lansbury)

Rewards Don’t Work: Here’s What Does

On time out:

Time out for time outs: Why pediatricians now promote ‘positive parenting’

On natural/ logical consequences:

Punishment Vs. Logical Consequences

Truths About Consequences (Janet Lansbury)

Using Consequences as a Discipline Tool (Sarah Ockwell- Smith)

On the sustainability of gentle parenting:

Respectful Care is Less Tiring and Stressful (Janet Lansbury)


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