Tuesday, February 2, 2010

20 Common Ways Parents Provoke Children to Anger

I am currently preparing for my Bible story for the kids tomorrow.I'll be sharing them the story about "The Prodigal Son". I was browsing for pictures and suddenly I came across with this topic "Twenty Common Ways Parents Provoke Children to Anger". This is an article from www.characterjournal.com. I was interested about this article and thought of sharing it to you because I find the points very helpful to parents and hopeful parents like me. Here it is:

  • By modelling anger. Proverbs 22:24-25
  • By not having marital harmony. Genesis 2:24 (Repeated four times in the Bible); Hebrews 12:15
  • By consistently disciplining in anger. Psalm 6:1; 38:1
  • By being inconsistent with discipline. Ecclesiastes 8:11
  • By having double standards. Matthew 23:1-4; Philippians 4:9
  • By not admitting when wrong. Matthew 5:23-26; Job 32:2; James 5:16
  • By constantly finding fault. Job 32:2-3
  • By reversing God-given roles. Ephesians 5:22-24; Genesis 3:16
  • By not listening to the child’s opinion or the child’s side of the story. Proverbs 18:13,17
  • By comparing them to others. 2 Corinthians 10:12
  • By not having time to talk with them. Ephesians 5:18
  • By not praising the child. 2 Corinthians 2:6-8; Revelation 2,3
  • By failing to keep promises. Matthew 5:37; Colossians 3:9; Psalm 15:4
  • By scolding him/her in front of others. Matthew 18:15; John 21:15-17
  • By giving too much freedom. Proverbs 29:15; Galatians 4:1-2
  • By being too strict. James 3:17
  • By making fun of the child. Job 17:1-2
  • By abusing them physically. 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; Numbers 22
  • By calling them names. Ephesians 4:29
  • By having unrealistic expectations. 1 Corinthians 13:11
Have you done one of the things listed here? Let's think about this over and over again. Let's make sure that in every action we make to our kids it will not give a big consequence in the future.