This core curriculum lays the groundwork for your parenting, no matter where you are in the process. This programme, previously known as Growing Kids God’s Way, is designed to take parents through the process of building a loving family unit by raising morally responsible children. The Middle Years program has been amalgamated into this course to form a 20 sessions course, divided into four modules.
Course Delivery: This updated GKGW takes you and your child through from Pre-school to Primary school (3 to 12 years old). Participants attend class once a week with other couples. Participants are expected to pre-read and prepare for each week’s lesson. During class the focus will be on case studies and group discussions. The learning methodology is Socratic. Each couple receives their course manuals and homework to complete.
MODULE 3 Discipline & Correction
Session 1: Principles of Obedience
When you give your child a command, do they respond with “yes Mum or yes Dad”? First time obedience is achievable. What is it like in your family?
Session 2: Discipline with Encouragement
Encouragement is a very important part of discipline. You will learn the difference between a reward and a bribe.
Session 3: Communication for Deeper Relationship (Middle Years Session 3)
• How to Be Pro-Active?
• Discipline Flow Chart
• The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
• Punishment & Consequences
• Performance Focused vs Heart Focused
• 3 Hacks to Fix The Bad and The Ugly
• Case Studies
Session 4: Discipline with Correction
Learn the difference between “childishness” and “foolishness”. Also, under-punishing sets too low a value on the sin but over-punishing exasperates the child.
Session 5: Consequences and Punishment
Many parents fall into the cultural use of spanking instead of the biblical application. A child is robbed of dignity when parents use intimidation, threats, yelling, and other unbiblical forms of correction rather than biblical chastisement.
Pre-requisite for this Course: Must have completed Growing Kids God’s Way Module 1 & 2