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Disciplining Kids In The 21st Century | GOF46

Disciplining Kids In The 21st Century | GOF46

Parents, are you frustrated by your child’s behavior? If so, you might want to grab a cup of your favorite brew and join me in this episode. I’m going to share my journey in learning how to discipline my kids. Not that I’m perfect, but I have discovered a few things. Also, this week I discuss my-work-in-progress Street Theology. Taken together, Grace Nation, we are rocking!

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This Episode’s Topic: Disciplining Kids In The 21st Century

Starts at 35:19

To better understand why this issue matters, I zero in on the major problem every parent faces, we are on our own. Because our society has fractured and we no longer have any agreement on morals, our children are left on their own. What does this mean for us parents? We have to be trained on the different ways of rewarding good behavior and discouraging poor behavior.
B.F. Skinner’s quote is right on point: “We reward people. We reinforce behavior.”

Here are the four ways of approaching behavior change:

Taken from, A Christian Teacher’s Introduction to Educational Psychology, 2nd Edition

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Theology On The Street – Developing A Street Theological Vocabulary

Starts At 9:55

Actual definitions will be added to this list

  • Resistance | Romans 7:19–21, Eph. 2:1–3
  • Closet | I John 4:18
  • Ghetto | Gal. 2:11–14
  • Liberation | Lk 4:18–19
  • (re)Alignment | Mt 4:17
  • Relationship | Hebrews 10:15–18, c.f. Jer 31:31–34
  • Holiness | I Peter 1:13–16
  • Justice | Jer 29:11, Micah 6:8
  • Mission | Matthew 28:19–20

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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