Inquiring minds want to know….

Got a question? Post away. (Read previous post to understand what this is.)

(Please remember I live with Clark children and therefore have become quite accustomed to silly questions. Should you suddenly feel the need to know if snakes gargle or mosquitoes urinate, (two real Clark questions) by all means post your inquiry. Just be ready for my answer.) 😉

7 Responses to “Inquiring minds want to know….”
  1. Michelle says:

    Off to find my copy of T&M…I would be interested in finding the right/wise/godly balance between holding a child accountable for unacceptable attitudes and behaviors and de-escalating an emotionally charged situation.

  2. whimsy says:

    I know I’m going to feel 100 kinds of stupid, but what does GBP mean?

    I have come up with some funny possibilities. 🙂

  3. javadawn says:

    Ghastly Bedroom Pigs. Oh no, wait, that’s what MY bedroom looks like right now – um, Great Britain’s Pirranha? (sp?) Gross Brimming Proboscis. I’m sure that is what it HAS to mean. (For me, anyway.)

    Grace based parenting for normal folks joining this discussion. 🙂

    (What funny ones did you come up with? My brain is far too taxed to find funny this morning)

  4. Patricia says:

    Just popping in for coffee, chocolate, hugs and fellowship! =) I’ve been out of town more than I have been home the last two weeks and I’ve missed my java sisters. I’ve been trying to think of a good question to ask you, but my head is still in a fog this morning. I’ll be back!

  5. Tiffany says:

    How does physicial discipline fit in with GBP? One person commented on a previous thred that with SACH it seemed (to her) to be a spank all the time sort of thing, and that is how I’ve seen it play out in other families as well. Just wondering…this doesn’t seem like it would be that (part of the whole grace aspect).

    And I second Michelle- how do we discern between the times that our children just need a good hug, maybe a chance to cuddle/pray/read with mom and dad, and that’s that vs. time that there really are obedience issues that need to be dealt with. How do we find the balance between petty dictator and permissive push over?

    And finally….how do we have the strengths of will, resolve, and character, to do this when it seems to me that it will look soooo different from what is expected from us as parents by everyone else? I know just this weekend in traveling with in laws we had determined to offer our toddler a LOT of grace. She wasn’t getting any naps and very little sleep at night and was just having a rough go of it. So while hitting mama or running out into the street was still obviously not ok, we offered a lot of leniency in other areas. The grandparents weren’t impressed and not particularly interested in hearing our thoughts. What do we do then? When we know we’re handling things right for our children and people are then mean in response?

    That’s all for now, I’ll be back with more questions I’m sure after my coffee has kicked in. 🙂

  6. Deanne says:

    GBP-Go Back Pirates
    ‘kay tis from a long time ago when we celebrated National Talk like a pirate day mates.

    Or what about Guaranteed By (P)Dove (chocolate that is)

  7. whimsy says:

    Do to some bowel issues we have had in our family, the first thing I saw was “great big poopies” then “great britian pound” Now I can’t remember the funnier ones 😦

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