I have just finished reading a book that suggests a new more Kingdom oriented way of training up children and from what I read I am convinced enough to try it out. I think I might need to order the CD's or DVD's for a little more "how to" help in dealing with two year olds. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going to be an authority figure in the life of a child. It is called Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk.
There is so much good meaty stuff in this book I am struggling to identify a few points to share. The bottom line is that as parents, our goal is to introduce our children to a relationship with God by doing our best to relate to them as He does. If this is our goal, then we are challenged to look at our own hearts and how we respond to our children's misbehavior. We must identify and address what is going on in their hearts and not just change their behavior. And it's no longer about punishment but good and bad choices with consequences.
Here are a couple of clips that deal with a some aspects of what is covered in the book.