October 18, 2011 | Filed in: 31 Days | by Amanda
When we were pregnant with our firstborn, we were still children’s pastors in Birmingham. We had lots of families around us–and we knew how their kids acted in public. So, we would find those parents with good kids and say, “How’d you do it? Why are your kids so good?”
One mom and dad said, “We spanked them. A lot.” (True story.) They may have been telling us that a little tongue in cheek. But their point was: discipline well and discipline often.
We talked to one of our pastors about his kids because they were so confident around adults. He said they taught their kids how to answer the phone (“Hello. Smith residence, this is Maggie speaking.”) They taught their kids how to shake hand and introduce themselves. They did not allow for shyness. They demanded confidence–and the kids’ delivered.
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