God’s Expectations for your children’s behavior are:

  • Kindness – Respect – Obedience

Failure to meet God’s expectations = SIN

  • Sin → Conviction = Repentance = Restoration

Failure to have repentance must result in discipline. Scripture says that failure to discipline unrepentant sin leads to the death of your child. (Prov. 23:13-14, 22:15, 13:24, 29:15, 5:23, 13:24, 19:18, 29:15,17) Discipline should be to help bring about repentance, not to satisfy your anger. Discipline may consist of:

  • Spanking
  • Removal of privilege
  • Isolation
  • Verbal expression of disappointment
  • Work project
  • Decide one of your own

One or all may be necessary depending on how God designed your child. Repentance should bring restoration with parent and God not anger in your child.