Discipline Without Breaking Their Spirit – MBFLP 202

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Kids need discipline, and in fact, God tells us that a child who doesn’t receive discipline has been rejected by his parents! (Hebrews 12) Discipline, after all, is discipleship – it’s meant to teach, not just punishBut there are good and very bad ideas for administering the needed correction to our kids. How can you discipline your child without breaking their spirit? That’s what we’re talking about this episode.

Behavior Alert – What’s the Root?

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Behavior Alert - What's the Root? With Dr. Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach!Do you have a child that is constantly in trouble?  They don’t look at you when you talk to them.  They don’t follow directions.  They don’t answer when spoken to. They will not sit still and do their school work.  Guess what? This may not be defiance!

Dr. Jan has worked with clients using the NeuroDevelopmental Approach for over 20 years.  She has seen dynamic change in children after addressing the root cause of what, on the surface, seemed like poor behavior.   Of course, we are all born with a sin nature, but that is not always the sole cause of problematic conduct.  If a child skips a NeuroDevelopmental step, there may be an issue with how they see, hear, or process, which can manifest as “bad” behavior. But there is still hope! Because we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we can still develop the pathways needed to complete these steps.

Dr. Jan will ask you to think differently about why your children are responding the way they are behaviorally.  She will discuss some of the root causes of behavioral issues and introduce you to what you can do to fix them.  Are you ready to have peace and harmony in your home?  Tune in to the Brain Coach Tip of the Day.




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Food Allergens Causing Strife?

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You want us to stopping eating all gluten and dairy? Are you crazy I have 3 kids under 5 and they need their milk! I was a dairy farmer as a child, milk couldn’t be bad could it? And my BIG Italian family is expecting me to cook Thanksgiving dinner in less than 3 weeks. I can’t just wish everything gluten free.

When our child’s neurologist and later their developmental pediatrician strongly recommended we cut out a lengthy list of foods I didn’t understand how this could change a child’s behavior, learning, or even their basic health other than weight. I had a narrow view on how food impacts a person’s life. I now realize for my child changing their food was a foundational need in their life. Even to this day 13 years later!

Food Allergens Causing Strife?

Join me and find out how food can cause strife in your home and how to make that better! How to use your homeschooling lifestyle to correct food allergies and sensitivities. How I use dietary changes to help my 5 children regulate their behaviors and health.

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I Hate It When They Whine – MBFLP 119

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Every parent hates it – that particular sound. WHINING. What can you do about whining before you go stark raving about it? We’ll talk about some practical things you can do to help train your whiner … but beware – sometimes we parents may be doing the same thing, grown-up style!


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1:05 – Whining – the universal parenting experience!
5:45 – It’s a behavior – how can we train it?
17:20 – Behavior is often a symptom of the underlying heart issue
22:37 – Do we really trust God enough not to complain against Him?


Philippians 2:14 – Do all things without grumbling or disputing …
Galatians 5:22-23 – the fruit of the Spirit include joy, patience, and self-control!
1 Timothy 6:6-8 – Godliness with contentment is great gain
Philippians 4:11-13 – Learning contentment in all circumstances


J.C. Ryle on the subject of contentment

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