Unfortunately, many parents have bought into the lie that traditional discipline should not be a part of raising their children.
In my work at Shepherds Hill Academy, and on License to Parent, we frequently address the importance of maintaining traditional discipline.
Why is Traditional Discipline Needed?
Sadly, too often, Americans buy into the idea that “change” is always for the good.
If it’s new, it must be better.
Unfortunately, many parents buy into the idea that permissive parenting should be the “new” parenting method.
Let me ask you a question: Are the best football coaches, military leaders, personal trainers, or even teachers, known for being overly permissive?
Don’t they give fines, penalties, and consequences for not adhering to the training regiment they’ve found to help their players, troops, trainees and students succeed?
As you continue to raise your children in today’s postmodern society, don’t forget the importance of traditional discipline. Your child wants someone in his/her life that is older, wiser, bigger, stronger, and more determined to do what is right than they are to do wrong.
Resources to Further Your Understanding of Traditional Discipline
- Is America One Step Away from De-civilization?
- If you didn’t listen to last week’s Podcast, Michael Farris provides great insight into Parental Rights
- How You Can Positively Impact Your Teen
- Chip Ingram has a wonderful parenting series that provides insight into parenting.
In closing, I’d love to hear how your family applies traditional discipline as oppose to permissive parenting methods in your home?