Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart: Building Faith, Wisdom, and Character in the Messes of Daily Life


Parenting can be both a blessing and a challenge at the same time. While in the past rudeness and physical discipline were the two predominant ways for parent to discipline and educate their children, today many other alternative ways of discipline children are available and taught by family specialists.

The book Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart: Building Faith, Wisdom, and Character in the Messes of Daily Life (Jim and Lynne Jackson, Bethany House, 2016) is one of those books that brings hope for both parents and children concerning discipline. This book offers tools and concepts parents can easily impalement in their role as parents. The focus is on disciplining children in a way we can orient to change in their hearts through discipline. The authors advocate for an alternative for ineffective way of punishing children. Instead they offer a way parents can touch their children´s heart so children can change their negative behaviors and attitudes.

The first section (chapters 2-6) deals with the parents’ issues first as there are things parents need to change first so they can be able to discipline their children in a way their hearts will be touched.

Section two (chapters 7-9) address unconditional love from parents to their children. The idea in these three chapters is that parents have to accomplish the objective of transmitting the idea they love their children no matter what they have done; that love rules home environment and relationships.

Section three (chapters 10-13) is mainly focused on promoting strengths in our children.  They have great potential, things they can do and actually do great, and our mission is to encourage them in their lives.

Section four (chapters 14-16) promotes the concept of accountability for our own actions. The concept is that parents are entitled to teach their children to take responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming someone else. Biblical discipline is the cornerstone in these three chapters.

Section five (chapter 17-18) serves as the closing section. These two chapters address the issues of rebuilding and reconciling. If we intend to promote a change in our children’s hearts then we need to learn how to restore them into communion and how to rebuild what has been broken.

This book also offers a generous appendix section with answers and questions related to parenting issues.

I highly recommend this book to parents or even those working with children in any setting, as this book promotes discipline that connect with your child’s heart.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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