Parenting best practices (Part 5): the wrap-up

First of all let me say a big thanks to Dr. Scarborough and his bride, Barb, for being my guests on this blog and sharing many valuable insights into parenting.

Secondly let me thank you for participating in this dialogue. It’s been fun… particularly the discipline post! If you missed any of the articles, I’ll link to them at this conclusion of this post.

In the meantime, with a few final thoughts, Dr. and Mrs. Scarborough…

Laugh and have fun with your kids as often as possible. Above all else pray for guidance and discernment for yourself as well as for the needs and protection of your child. Hopefully you will end up with children who are also your best friends.
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Some helpful Scriptures on parenting:

  • Ephesians 6:1-4 (from The Message): Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. “Honor your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, “so you will live well and have a long life.” Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.
  • Proverbs 22:6 (from The Message): Point your kids in the right direction— when they’re old they won’t be lost.

Alright guys, that’s it for this series!

If you missed any of the articles, here’s the links to each one:

Part 1: Getting Started

Part 2: Discipline

Part 3: Love and Acceptance

Part 4: Rules

Part 5 – you just read it!

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