Punish or Discipline?

Girl toddler with brown hair and eyes holding stuffed bear

Do we punish our children, or do we discipline them? Or, do we do both? I hear the words used in interchangeably. “Punish” comes from the root word punier meaning to inflict penalty or pain for an offense. Both “discipline” and “disciple” come from the root word discere which means to learn. Christ’s…  Read More

The Bible As a Parenting Book

Visit any bookstore, and you’ll find an entire section devoted to parenting books. Confronted by such a wide choice, parents often randomly decide how they will rear their children because they recognize an author’s name or because someone recommends a book. The Best Parenting Book Is Already in Most Homes…  Read More