“Father’s, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." ~ Ephesians 6:4
A disciplined parent is one who clearly communicates with their children. Their children know what behaviors are appropriate, which ones are inappropriate. Furthermore, their children know what the rewards are for good behavior and what the consequences are for bad behavior. The disciplined parent focuses on encouragement and problem-solving. Disciplined parenting does not use yelling or severe punishment and remains consistent in how they interact with their children.
20+ ways to know that you are a disciplined parent:
If this list makes you feel like you are not a disciplined parent, take heart, it is never too late to become one. Don’t be discouraged. Remember, your child will pass through the stages of childhood quickly and you don’t want to miss any of them. So take a step back, examine your actions and decide what you need to do in order to become a disciplined parent and remember Matthew 7:8, “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” God wants you to be a disciplined parent and raise your children according to His word. Ask Him to guide you in your parenting and He will. He always keeps His promises.