These are a couple of things you might hear in today's family. Our children knew that technique didn't work. Parenting children should be a team effort. So be a team. Set parameters! ALWAYS be consistent with consequences… Proverbs 22:6 "says "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
The key word here is "TRAIN." It means - to guide or instruct…It's a type of behavior through instruction and practice over a long period of time.
Each day we as parents and grandparents have a precious and wonderful opportunity to guide our children and grandchildren to follow our Lord Jesus Christ in all they do…Please read: Psalm 78:1-8 and then commit to guiding our children in the way of the Lord.
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
8 and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:1-8 HCSB