Our Ladies Bible Study (now called Ruby Tuesdays) is doing a series on mothering right now. My good friend Kathy Wilson taught about “Thoughtful Parenting for the Early” years last Tuesday. I will post the link as soon as the podcast becomes available.
In the meantime, you may want to go to the Metro Moms blog as they are doing a similar series right now. This post talks about the fact that first time, joyful obedience is possible by the grace of God. And today’s post (called Rewards and Roleplay) gives some direction as to how to help your littles learn to obey right away, all the way, in a happy way. I love her rewards section in particular.
And if you’re like me and you no longer have littles, but are still working on first time, joyful obedience, there is still much that can be applied to the slightly older children as well. Come to think of it, I think there needs to be a teaching for moms called, “Obeying Right Away, All the Way, and In A Happy Way”. I’m still working on that myself!