Do you believe in Behavior Modification?
There are some parents struggling with how to handle unwanted behaviors exhibited by their children. This is even more of a struggle for those in a blended family. How are parents to respond to their children when they are disrespectful, obnoxious, or even abusive toward you? Are you frustrated and at your wits end? Do you find yourself “walking on eggshells” or as a step-parent looking for an escape? Have you tried talking, screaming, punishing, pleading, and negotiating—but the child stills tries to walk all over you?
All youth misbehave badly over the course of time. But when defiance, hostility and refusal to comply are ongoing, the behavior affects the entire family and requires a more serious intervention. Parents must discovery the right tools and execute by using the right tools to bring about the desired result in modifying the child’s behavior. So where does the Word of God come into play?
Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The Message (MSG)
Point your kids in the right direction—
when they’re old they won’t be lost.