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- Power Tool #1 is Fear. You hope to motivate your kids by yelling, intimidation and punishment.
- Power Tool #2 is Reward. You entice your kids to do what you want by offering rewards.
- Power Tool #3 is Guilt/Shame. You try to make your kids feel guilty for their disobedience and hope that shame will move them toward compliance.
- God hasn’t burdened you with the power to make change in others. That’s his job.
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord,for this is the right thing to do.“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
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