Tim Sisemore – The Disciplinarian family

World Proof Your Kids

More notes from Tim Sisemore’s excellent book “World-Proof Your Kids

The Disciplinarian family

Parenting pattern, goal or ideal for this family is a parental zeal for their kids to do the right thing. Moral perfection is the goal and so kids must be polite and well-mannered.

What does it look like in practice?
These kids are never rude
Small mistakes are dealt with strictly. When kids get home they face consequences for stepping out of line in public
Parents are seen by others, including their kids, as strict
the parents are cold as they lack love, and punish their kids for doing wrong but never express their pleasure, delight and joy for their kids, just for being their kids.

The problem
The children of disciplinarian parents are put off Christian faith, as they associate God with their natural parents, who are quick to punish, slow to forgive, distant and unloving.
God is unattractive and the kids rebel against him in favour of the attractions of what the world has to offer.

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