Bits of Sweetness: 30 Day Courageous Challenge Day 2

30 Day Courageous Challenge Day 2

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Thirty Day Courageous Parenting Challenge Day 2

Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly(foolishness).

How often do we disciple our children based solely on our emotional reaction to the situation? There would be much more peace in the home if we would take a moment (or two, or three) to be understanding and slow to anger. There have been times I have gotten frustrated at my son's lack of listening, only to realize that he is tired, or hungry or picking up on my own frustrated attitude. Keep in mind that children are still learning! We are teaching them by our own reactions, which they will in turn, pick up on. If we are always reacting frustrated and angry to their actions, they will learn to do the same. (Vicious cycle, isn't it?) Make the decision to be more understanding, and slower to anger. It can help to take a few minutes (parent time out!) to compose yourself if you find that you are angry, before dealing with the situation through love and understanding rather than anger.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for this post, it is very thought provoking and true.


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