Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What can I do so I don't lose my temper with my children?


          I must step back and take a look at myself, my actions and my attitude. If I want to be effective with my Children, I must target at their hearts. It's all to easy for me, to scream and shout. That is very simple to do. I must be firm, loving and sincere with the way I choose to instruct my children. Rather than screaming, with a demeaning voice. I Praise their efforts, I tell them how wonderful of a job they do when I need them to get things done.

Encouragement is effective and especially boys they thrive off encouragement and praise. I tell my children how much I appreciate their help. They cleaned their room, my reply; "Wow what an amazing job you did! You room is shining. Thank you so much for your help. I am so thankful."

My children are 3, 4 and 6. I thank God for He shows me how to raise them. What also helps is for me to think about, how did I feel as a child, when I was so often yelled at? When all I wanted, was love and just a hug.

It reminds me to stay calm, say a prayer and ask for the LORD'S help.

Another thing I do with my children when they are not listening. I ask them; "so if you get married someday and have children, how will you feel when they don't listen to you? How will you discipline them? My 4 year olds response; " I would pray for them." Wow, now tell me that isn't Amazing! I was amazed to hear my son's response. Great answer!

What works? Encouragement, dedication, love, prayer and GOD'S Glorious ways.

Who, on this earth, is perfect?

Note to self: Lighten up and love those children. :)

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness." {Proverbs 31:26}NLT 

2 comments:

  1. Great picture Vanessa! And I must say, sometimes my kids 'did' see me like that. Well, I still have my days, but not near so many any more ... Thank God for growth! (and most of that growth HAS come at the hands of my kids)

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    1. Oh yes, I understand! I agree growth has come from my little one's too! Praise GOD, for His Mercy and Grace. I need the LORD'S Help daily! every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month... All the days of my life!

      Teach me thy ways O Precious LORD!

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