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BFBN Week {Discipline}: Knowing and Teaching the Final Desired Expectation

Today, on the topic of Discipline, Katrina talk about Knowing and Teaching the Final Desired Expectation. I LOVE this. I really appreciate the idea of thinking ahead. It's like the Babywise concept of start as you mean to go on. Enjoy this post and come back tomorrow when I discuss discipline as discipleship.

Discipline. What does that word mean to you?

Webster defines discipline as "The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience."

I'd like to alter this definition slightly- "The practice of training people desired behaviors based on expectations, using a proactive approach and consequences when necessary". 

I probably wouldn't have phrased it the way Webster did to begin with, but with some simple alterations, I think my idea comes across. To me, discipline is the big picture, not just the response. It incorporates who, what, when, why, and how. In order to discipline effectively, all of these questions need to be thought through, a plan devised, and consistency provided.

In my journey to find our "discipline" method, and what works well for our family, I find myself coming back to the root of the idea: expectations. Without expectations, there would be no disciplinary action. (Click Here To Read More). 

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