Directing Behavior Four-year-old: “Daniel’s grandmother died.” Mom: “How sad! Did you tell him you’re sorry?” Four-year-old: “I didn’t do it!” God’s Discipline Discipline means “discipling,” making disciples or followers. I like the word “discipling,” because it puts the focus on the teacher or parent. The goal of discipling someone is to help them […]
Part of being child-sensitive is trying to see what the world feels like from the child’s perspective. That information is valuable to us, because it helps us see the child’s needs more clearly. It helps us respect the child. It helps us communicate more effectively. As we’ve seen, one way to know the child’s viewpoint […]
We are hot and muggy here in Tennessee. The only creature moving very fast is the hummingbird flitting around the red and purple blossoms of my flower garden. If you are involved in any way with Bible study or Sunday school, right now you are probably starting your Fall program, and you’ve recruited or are […]
Misbehaving usually occurs because they (children) are choosing inappropriate ways to get their perceived needs met.