Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To Train up a Child...

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I was recommended this book by a friend because I was explaining to her that I am so tired of my 2 year old's behavior. I also mentioned that I have become so angry and I don't like to be angry. So I got this book and started reading it and the next day I started to implement the godly way I should have been "training" my child. I have always loved that verse in Proverbs 22 "v 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
I just never knew how to train my son. I knew how to get angry at his behavior and respond to him in a way that I always felt terrible about. 
To train means you need to show your child what behavior you expect out of them. But then to take it a step further you also need to be consistent and not let your child train you! I have been trained to respond to whining and tantrums, while Harry has been trained to the tone of my voice whether I am serious or not about him obeying right away. 

I know that this isn't really a great explanation but if you have a child under 3 there is still time to "train" them. They even say you can do older, but it will be harder. It has been hard but there has been DEFINITE improvement in my son. I was beginning to believe that he had ADHD, but now I am not so sure. I think that he was just getting out of control and I was letting him.  It is a small book, but wow it is powerful and has saved me in my job of mothering. I no longer feel like I am creating a monster, but a young man who will be a joy to be around!

*not everyone will agree with what this book teaches, but it is coming from a Godly perspective.

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