Raising children can be a very difficult task. Children are unique and they should disciplined in a way that is effective but also tailored to them. This is not easy. Parents also have their own personality and sometimes this may cause conflict.
How then does a parent discipline a child? There is not a one method for all. Parents must adjust their disciplines based on personality and age. In her book, Grace-Based Discipline (Kindle and paperback), Karis Kimmel Murray has written one this matter. Part personal story and motivational Murray takes parents on a educational journey on how to discipline by starting with the goal of discipline.
What is meant by this?
Parents need to understand that the way they discipline their child will tell the child whether or not they are loved. Parents could go overboard usually in one of two ways: either they discipline too much and the child feels he/she can do no right, or they discipline too little and the child does as he/she pleases.
Neither one of these is correct. However, discipline it needs to be present. Murray gives some helpful information on how to discipline children with grace. When done correctly, children can grow and know they are loved.
I found this to be encouraging and enjoyed the personal level that was given to this book. I myself am a father of two boys and have baby number three on the way. It is good to know that every parent at some point will struggle with the area of discipline. Knowing that I’m not alone, I received encouragement from this book in my parenting struggles.
I will suggest that every parent get a copy of this book and pay special attention to the information in the appendix. The appendix addresses Parenting in Digital Age and gives guidance to parents to teach their children about what it discussed on the internet. Teaching respect and politeness should also extend to the digital mediums. Sadly, there are some who do not use social media in this manner.
Also in the appendix is some information on spanking. I will not go into that in this review but suffice it to say it is some good information on spanking. Hopefully this will open up a conversation between a mother and a father on whether they choose to use physical discipline in the form of speaking or not.
*I received a complimentary copy of from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.