This is last night's post "Calling All Discipline Experts" with a new title. I guess no one feels like an "expert". ;) But I really would love some responses. I feel like this was a powerful talk and a powerful realization when reading this specific line. I am sure we could all benefit from each other's words. Please Share!
I just re-read Elder Robbin's talk from Conference again. It was one of my favorites. I am excited because we get to discuss it in Relief Society this Sunday. And it has given me much to think about.
I hadn't noticed this line when I'd read it before and boy did it shoot out to me this time:
"We will never have a greater opportunity to teach and show Christlike attributes to our children than in the way we discipline them."
Yikes! I need to work on this. Often I think I do exactly the opposite. Sometimes I end up being the one in the wrong. I react too quickly, or too loudly, or just simply overreact. Not good.
I loved some of the ideas that he gave in the talk about disciplining but I'd love to hear more. What do you do to make sure you keep your cool in a heated moment? What types of consequences do you use? I want to cease the opportunity to teach Christlike attributes rather than give them examples of how NOT to act. Let the ideas roll.