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Parenting Free Course 007

Christian Parenting, Free Course Lesson 007


A severe punishment with continued threats. This type of punishment creates hatred between parents and the child. Parents should avoid making children think of them as their enemies. Punishments are given for the sake of redemptive discipline.

A small and reasonably punishment should be administered. When a punishment it is precisely carried out is effective. The punishment becomes effective because it is carried as it has been promised and its reasonability.


What are the disadvantages of the delayed punishment which is expected to be administered to misbehavior of the child? This type of punishment is not effective. King says “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil” (Eccle. 8:11 KJV).

However, some punishments can be delayed if the father is not around. As soon as he arrives the mother should tell him of the misbehavior which was conducted by the child. Telling the father makes the child aware the serious nature of the misbehavior.

When there is a necessary of discipline to be carried out, it should be administered promptly to the culprit. When both parents are at home when the misbehavior has been done, they should carry their punishment on their as soon as they can.


Most of the women are good in carrying out threats to their children when they have done something wrong. They do not fulfill the intended threats of punishments. Unfulfilled threats produce indifference to the children which causes their respect to their mothers to decline. This further prepares the mother to have unendless trouble and the annoying which she might have rid oneself of it.


After disciplining the child, the parent has one duty to fulfill. He should ask the child to kneel together with him and pray to God by asking Him for the forgiveness that he has broken a rule. The parent should also pray for the child and thanking God for the forgiveness given to the child.

There is a difference between forgiveness and the discipline. Discipline controls the outward behavior. It creates an atmosphere where the inner side of the child would be modified by the Spirit. Forgiveness which is done by the child as he asks God to forgive him invites the power of God which transforms the inner soul of the child. Forgiveness does not mean to abandon the punishment to misbehavior.

AUTHOR: Pastor Lysant Molly Langwell Tembo

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  1. lucia Harry says:

    When rules are given to children and the whole familie took part as was suggested, the mother should not wait until the father is home to carry out the punishment. Some times becouse of this children do not respect the mother. both parents chould be respected

  2. Eleanor says:

    Thought the basics in this course were good as an introduction. Most people are completely unprepared for the vitally important job of raising the next generation!
    However, the articles need proof-reading, as it seems the author’s first language is not English, and this has resulted in some confusing sentences.

  3. Thank you for this well explained and complete explanation.

    God Bless

  4. Jeff says:

    Thank for this knowledge. God Bless You.



  6. Noddy Chimuna says:

    thanks to get such knowledge,may the Lord be Blessed by every one

  7. Benita Paschel says:

    This study has opened up my understanding to a lot of stuff that had happened in past years, but I thank God that clarification and being taught by His Spirit will reveal all things in time.

  8. Evangelist Rotmi T Odugbesan says:

    As much as I agree with discipline a child for wrong doing, the punishment must serve as correction
    The child must be told his/her wrong doing and why he should not do that again and what is expected of him/her.
    I do not agree that a mother should wait for the return of the. Father before a punishment could be administered on a child because this could lead to the child not minding the mother presence, in other words disrespecting his/her mother.

  9. Mungai says:

    Good Godly insight for and to all including those yearning to start families. You are blessed.

  10. George Mugadzaweta says:

    I agree 100% that this course is quite good. It is really a good pointer to as what is required of parents when it comes to disciplining their children. Also both parents, the father and the mother have a huge role to play when it comes to disciplining the children. However, from the African context, culturally, the father is more concerned about the role of disciplining the children. As for the few spelling and grammatical mistakes in the paper, I am personally not worried about them. I strongly believe that this is what we should be careful about in adult education. Our correction should always be done with an encouraging tone that induces encouragement and not discouragement. God bless.

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