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{Week 9} Ministry of Motherhood Book Club: Ch 13 & 14

Happy Monday to you! Today we are starting week 9 and starting a new gift……the Gift of Training. This week we will be reading chapters 13 & 14. I don’t know about you, but I sure feel like I have a lot to learn in this area. For those of you moms who have older children or have children already grown…..I’d love to hear your advice this week!  Make sure and take the time to watch Sally’s video today….she shares some great examples!

This week a few questions to think about and share with your Good Morning Girls group and on our blog:

1. What resources are you using to help guide you as you train your children?

2. What are some techniques you use to train your children? What areas do you focus on?

This week read:

Chapters 13 & 14 in the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

This week download:

Week 9 S.O.A.P. Print-Out

Previous Ministry of Motherhood blog posts:

Week 2: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Sally’s Greeting

Week 2 Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Intro- Courtney & Angela

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 1- Sally

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 1 & 2- Courtney

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 2- Sally

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 3 & 4- Courtney & Angela

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 1- Sally

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 5 & 6- Courtney & Angela

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 2- Sally

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 7 & 8- Angela

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 1-Sally

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 9 & 10- Courtney

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 2- Sally

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 11 & 12- Angela & Courtney

Note: If you do not have a Good Morning Girls group and would like to participate, feel free to join Courtney and I everyday on Facebook (Good Morning Girls) or on Twitter (Courtney @WomenLivingWell) and (Angela @LoveGodGreatly). You can also participate by commenting on our blogs posts and joining the discussion.

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

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  1. For Instruction In Righteousness A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training
    This is the book I cannot live without second to the bible. If you believe the bible is all sufficient then it needs to be sufficient for training up our children in behaviors they need to take off and behaviors they need to put on. It has sections for 55 sins. Gives bible references for the sin, story references, consequences scriptures and then scriptures, blessings, and stories for the behavior we want to replace the sin with. It’s a huge book-366 pages thick.

    Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training – Louis Paul Priolo
    Excellent book in how to use scriptures-this book captures the heart of it-amazing book-I promise-yout life will change. He also has a book on anger to help take off the sin of anger. I have two boys that are either best friends or best enemies.

    I am working on getting my kids to biblically self correct their behaviors so when they leave me they will rely on the bible. I am trying to keep it ever present in their minds-in all things to think about bringing glory to God. Loius Priolo’s book explains how to do that.

  2. I’ve been waiting for these chapters and videos!

  3. Wonderful specific examples and phrases we can put into practice right away! Thank you!!!

  4. Priscilla Romero says:

    WOW! What an eye opening video! Sally, thank you very much for following God´s path for you to lead other moms in our daily tasks and how to godly train our children too! Angela and Courtney thank you both of you too becuase it´s because of women like you that others can share their knowledge! Blessings for all of you !

  5. This was my favorite video so far. I now have a few tools to try on my boys. I have taight them basic manners but my little ones act up in church a lot. I think I will try setting these boundaries ahead of time with them.

  6. My husband and I took Growing Kids God’s Way. We found several good practices in that class on how to train our children. One thing we are trying to work on is obedience. When we ask our son to do something he needs to say “Yes, mama or daddy.” I also tell him that when he obeys mama he’s making God happy (he’s 2.5). Also, we do a lot of training in non-conflict times just like Sally was saying. Talk about things ahead of time, your expectations.

  7. Sooooo sooooo glad you all enjoyed the video today! :) Love learning from all of Sally’s wisdom right along with you! :)

    Love God Greatly!

  8. This is sooooooo excellent! and the BEST teaching I have ever heard on that verse! I am posting this on my Facebook – I want all my mommy-friends to watch this!

  9. The first two books here are behavioral training oriented…We used them more with 18month-4 year olds. The others are character training/heart training oriented that we have been using for our 3 year-9 year olds.

    Love & Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Ray & Ray

    To Train up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl

    Raising Your Spirited Child by Kurchinka

    Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

    The Brother Offended Checklist by Doorposts (Chart for checking heart in sibling conflicts)

    Wise Words fro Moms by Ginger Plowman (shepherd’s press)

    Hands On Character Building by Rick & Marilyn Boyer

    A Child’s Book of Character Building by Ron & Rebekah Coriell (family read aloud)

    God’s Wisdom for Little Girls by Elizabeth George (family read aloud)

    ***(most recent)Wisdom & the Millers by Mildren A. Martin (family read aloud)

    Techniques for training……hmmm…. with toddlers we tried to follow the Pearls program of simulation and repetition with two finger smacks. Later we used a chart of consequences with timeouts for minor issues (yelling and grabbing) and spanks for disobedience/sassing. Regular praise and affirmation. Giving lots of little choices to empower children (Love & Logic method) and time limits for choice making. Love & Logic’s “fun or room” method.

    Other techniques we use are role playing, telling stories, defining behavior in a lesson format and with childhood examples, Scripture memorization, sharing stories of our failures/successes, repetition using specific tools like “Sharing I feels” and the “Brother Offended Checklist”. Character education through read alouds such as God’s wisdom for Little Girls and Wisdom and the Millers. Others methods would be giving children baby steps toward goals such as learning life skills i.e. starting small and increasing responsibility as able.

  10. I have to point out to the above commenters and readers that Clay and Sally Clarkson have not endorsed To Train Up A Child, nor Growing Kids God’s Way, nor Shepherding a Child’s Heart. All 3 of those resources teach that a parent is disobedient to God if he/she refuses to spank their children. In fact, those resources in a large way contradict the ministry of WholeHeart and the Clarksons.

    The best resource you can find that is in line with the Clarkson’s ministries is Clay’s own book, Heartfelt Parenting (out of print but hopefully a new edition is forthcoming) http://www.amazon.com/Heartfelt-Discipline-Gentle-Training-Guiding/dp/1578565839/ref=cm_rdp_product.

    As well you will find useful tools in Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fey; How To Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell (as well as How To Really Love Your Teen).

    For the early years of infancy and toddlerhood I can recommend nothing better than Happiest Baby on the Block/Toddler on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp.


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