Peaceful Parenting 101

What is peaceful parenting? There are so many myths surrounding gentle parenting. In this podcast, we'll discuss peaceful parenting myths vs. reality. We'll also learn how to develop a heart of compassion for our children. #peacefulparenting #ChristianparentingThe world would have you believe that being a “bad mom” is on trend right now.  In mainstream media, movies, meems, comedy routines…”bad moms unite!” is the mantra.

I believe this “bad mom” movement is quite dangerous to Christian parenting. I believe that peaceful parenting  is godly parenting.

There are many misconceptions out there about peaceful parenting.

Peaceful parenting is not:

  • Lack of discipline
  • Giving your child whatever they want

Peaceful parenting is:

  • Connecting with your child emotionally
  • Discipline without shame
  • Encouraging your child to express their emotions without judgement
  • Treating your child with respect
  • Showing your children compassion

Over and over in the Bible, God shows compassion on His children. I believe He expects us to show compassion towards our children as well.

How often do we rush to discipline our kids before we pause to show them compassion without seeing their hearts? How often do we push our kids away instead of building connection?

If you’ve been struggling with anger, yelling, or overwhelm, I’ve got good news for you. Today can be the start of a new chapter in your life. You can’t change the past, but you can start today and change the future.

If you desire to become a more peaceful parent, but you aren’t sure where to start, come to God. He is able. You can pray a simple prayer like this.

Dear God,

I want to thank you so much for my children. They are so precious to me. I thank you for giving me the honor of being their mother. I want to parent them in a way that honors you. Your word say that you are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love. Help me to be more like you. Lord, fill my heart with compassion for my children. Today I make a commitment to parent more peacefully. Please work in my heart and change me into the mom that you want me to be.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Bible verses on Compassion

“Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.” – Matthew 20:32-34 NIV

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” – Mark 6:34 NIV

“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”  – Psalm 103:8

 


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Join Marianna Chambers as she talks about practical ways to become a more peaceful parent. Having children is a wonderful blessing, but it can also be quite stressful. Every day we hear from moms just like you who are struggling to be the gentle parent they want to be. Moms desperately want to raise their children on a firm foundation of love, but those sweet kids sure know how to push our buttons. (And boy, do they push them!)

Marianna Chambers is a counselor, parenting coach, blogger, homeschool mom, and best-selling author. She’s passionate about supporting and encouraging moms. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram, or read her blog here. You can also join her private Facebook group for Christian moms on a peaceful parenting mission.

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