Could you tell me how you are currently disciplining your children? What struggles do you face on a regular basis?
Are you and your spouse in agreement on how to discipline your children? If not, can you tell me about your differences?
Is the goal of your discipline to change behavior or the heart of your child? What would you say is the difference?
Have you ever disciplined your children out of anger? What can you do to gain self-control and begin to address the anger inside that is being triggered by your child's behavior?
How do your children react to the way you are currently disciplining them?
Are you using the same form of discipline on all your children or adapting your approach for each of them? How is that working?
Do you and your spouse regularly pray for your children?
How did your parents discipline you? What did they do that you’d like to imitate as a parent now? What would you like to do better?
What books or other resources have you read to make you a better trainer of your kids? Are you open to suggestions?
How can I help to encourage you today?
Do you have a God-centered home or a child-centered home? If your home is child-centered, what steps can you take to make your child a valued member of your family rather than the center of it?
Is your child’s behavior accidental or in defiance against your authority? Are there patterns of rebellious behavior?
When you hear your child say things that are against Scripture, do you show him truth from the Bible?
Do you make the rules and consequences clear to the child before rebellious behavior happens?
When your child displays a sinful attitude, do you try to help him identify what is behind that desire? What is he wanting or craving that might be leading to his attitude or frustration? (James 4:1-3)
Is honoring and obeying God a higher priority in your home than temporary happiness? How do you model this?
Have you considered what the consequences would be of letting your child’s behavior go unchecked?