Grace Based Discipline: How to Be At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst
Every parent wants to know, "How do I discipline my kids?" "Parents face a crazy paradox," says author Karis Kimmel Murray. "We love our kids exactly as they are, but we also love them too much to let them stay...
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Every parent wants to know, "How do I discipline my kids?" "Parents face a crazy paradox," says author Karis Kimmel Murray. "We love our kids exactly as they are, but we also love them too much to let them stay that way!" Disciplining kids is tough ... even on a good day. We just want the 140-character version of what we should do when our kids' behavior scrapes the enamel off our sanity. Here's what God says: "The Lord disciplines the one he loves," (Hebrews 12:6). With humor and down-to-earth practicality, Karis shares stories of trial and triumph straight from the trenches of parenting. From the first page, Karis gives desperate parents a reliable recipe for peace, boundaries, and effective discipline. In Grace Based Discipline, learn how to: Stay calm, even when you're staring down the barrel of a loaded toddler Customize your discipline to your child's unique personality, age, and needs Set rules based on God's priorities, not yours Apply consequences that really work Here's the good news: you can do this. Responsive, grace-based parents are just ordinary people who've learned to tap into divine help. Be at your best ... even when your kids are at their worst. Grace Based Discipline will show you how!
Karis Kimmel Murray is the oldest daughter of Christian relationship expert and bestselling, award winning author Dr. Tim Kimmel. Karis grew up in the family that was the proving ground for the philosophy that turned traditional Christian parenting advice on its head. Her parent's radical message has helped transform relationships in tens of thousands of Christian families through her father's book, Grace Based Parenting, as well as the Grace Based Parenting and Grace Filled Marriage training events and video studies. As the Creative Director for Family Matters (the ministry behind the "grace message",) Karis writes and speaks to a growing global audience to testify to the powerful influence grace-based parenting had on her upbringing, and as a parent now herself, why she and her husband are raising their daughters the same way. Karis is the writer and co-host of the Family Matters Minute, a daily, one-minute radio segment heard by nearly 4.5 Million people every weekday. Her debut book, Grace Based Discipline, builds on her family heritage and insider authority to shed light on what radical, grace-based discipline looks like in a Gospel-centered home.Karis and her husband Mike reside in Scottsdale, Arizona with their two teenage daughters and a menagerie of pets.
- Foreword By Dr. Tim Kimmel, Introduction: Be At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst, 1- Set An Atmosphere Of Grace, 2- Understand Yourself And Your Kids, Project: Kids Flag Page, 3- Create Your Family Code, 4- Base Your Rules On God's Word, Project: Diy Rule Book, 5- Evaluate Each Violation, 6- Determine Your Child's Motivations, 7- Give Appropriate Consequences, 8- More Than Consequences, Conclusion: A Clearer Picture Of God, Appendix A- Four Truths For Parenting In The Digital Age, Appendix B- To Spank Or Not To Spank