What does biblical discipline look like for parents today?

You want the very best for your child. You want them to be well-behaved, to be a hard worker, and to show kindness to everyone.

Though, we all know that these traits do not come naturally to children. In fact, they rarely come naturally to us as adults! Because of our sinful nature, we would be a mess if left to ourselves without a God who teaches, trains, and disciplines us. Our relationship to our children is a reflection of God’s relati0nship to us. He disciplines us because He loves us, and He wants the very best for His children. So, how do we do the same for our kids?

Kirk Cameron recently shared his views on parental discipline in his weekly video series inside the exclusive community called The CampfireKirk and his wife Chelsea have six children, so they have a lot of experience when it comes to the topic of parental correction.

“Our kids need to be trained in character, they need to be trained to make the most of the gifts and talents that they’ve been given, and they need to be trained to have self-control.” He then added, “This is all a part of discipline.”

While many parents would not disagree with Kirk’s statements, there are debates on how parents should discipline their children. For some of these harder questions, Kirk points his audience to a book that has helped him and Chelsea determine what biblical discipline looks like: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. 

“This book really helped us to understand issues like good and godly authority in your home.”

To hear more about how Kirk and Chelsea view parental discipline, watch the full video at The Campfire today.

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