Monday, March 17, 2014

Parenting God's Way with the GUIDES Acronym

Enjoy this parenting acronym created by Dr. Emmerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect in the Family.

G - Give, so that a child's basic needs can be met.
U - Understand, so your child is not provoked or exasperated.
I - Instruct, so your child can know and apply God's wisdom.
D - Discipline, so your child can correct poor choices.
E - Encourage, so your child can develop God-given gifts.
S -- Supplicate in prayer, so your child can know God's touch and truth.

Here is a link to a resource that spells out the Bible verses this acronym is based on.

If you're interested, you can listen to a radio interview with Dr. Eggerichs here

Happy Monday, and Happy Parenting!

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