So here are the main points I learned from yesterday's video (I have posted it at the bottom in case you missed it.)
1. Intentionally speak words of encouragement over my kids. It's very easy for me to lecture, correct and discipline. Although I do encourage my kids and praise them often, I need to use the times when they are upset, mouthy or out of line to stay calm and try to get to the root of the problem.
2. Not every disobedient act requires a punishment. Choosing to exercise grace is not the same as being a push-over.
3. It's not my job to be my children's Holy Spirit. This is huge for me! God wants me only to teach and train them. It is His job to direct their hearts towards Him.
I have started putting these things into practice and can already feel a more peaceful spirit in our home. It's only day one of week one and there is a long road ahead. But I know God has begun a good work here and that He will be faithful to complete it!
As with any life change, the most important step is to be in prayer and His Word daily. Have you embarked on this journey too? I'd love to hear your thoughts! What is God showing you? How are your children responding?