Parenting Pre-School Children – Obedience Training

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 6:1-4   I.         Simply because limits are placed, it doesn’t mean that they are always followed             A.        Children of this age have a fair ability to communicate             B.        A source of endless “Why?”                         1.         It is no longer enough to know something exists, they want a reason.                         2.         Not so much as to know…

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How do I get my daughter to obey the first time?

Question: I am having an issue with my eight-year-old.  I can ask, or tell, her to clean her room, do her homework, take a shower, or anything for that matter and it takes me being right on top of her and hounding her to do it, and when it does finally get done (if it…

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How do you explain “countenance” to small children?

Question: Pardon my ignorance. How do I explain what “countenance” is to my 5 and 7-year-olds? We are studying Genesis and came to Genesis 4:5 and my 7-year-old asked what is “countenance?” What does that mean? How do I explain? Honestly, I don’t know myself. Answer: “Countenance” is the expression on a person’s face: happy,…

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How do I keep from giving in to my five-year-old?

Question: I have a five-year-old, soon to be six. Her whole life I have pretty much gave in to her, and I see that this has only hurt our relationship. She is a very good kid but all too often throws a fit to get her way. My biggest problem is I show my anger.…

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How can you teach parents about spanking when my own parents abused me as a child?

Question: I recently came across this article on your website, about spanking young children as a form of punishment:  Two and Three-Year-Olds: Raising Godly Children in a Wicked World. I was absolutely appalled by it. Thanks to articles like yours, many children in “God-fearing” homes are severely physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually abused when their parents…

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How do you prevent sibling rivalry?

Question: I was reading some thoughts shared recently by those who are finishing up their years of homeschooling their children.  One thing that struck me, in particular, was one mother’s mention of how she enjoyed her children’s teenage years.  That is really something!  My five daughters currently range in age from 1 year to almost…

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My eight-year-old is having erections and he says they hurt

Question: My son just turned 8 and is having erections. He tells me it hurts and burns. I told him to put a cold wet cloth on it so it will go down. My husband tells me it is normal, but he seems so young and it seems to hurt. Is this normal and any…

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