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23. No posts harshly dissecting parenting moments of others since we desire to humbly cultivate a heart attitude of grace and not judgment towards other mamas. We all struggle at times as parents and have much to learn, and GCM's focus is to provide tools and information for each of us to parent more effectively. Posts voicing some frustration regarding choices made by others can be okay, but it needs to be within the overall context of seeking understanding or ideas for better responses in the future.

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Old 10-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default A Very Important GBD Statement

Grace-Based Discipline is a model of discipline which, though it rejects the popular view that the rod references spankings, affirms the authority of parents as outlined in the Bible. Extending grace to our children is not permissiveness. We believe that parents are to set a high standard for behavior and children are to uphold that standard. Many gentle parents are prudent and selective about the type and number of rules they enforce. Many grace based parents enforce those rules using low coercion, cooperation, negotiation and compromise. However, GCM does not embrace the philosophy behind TCS ("Taking Children Seriously") or non-coercive parenting. True, quality discipline combines knowledge of age appropriate behaviors, reasonable standards, clear expectations, proactive discipline and consistency. Grace is extended in a parentís willingness to help their children meet that standard when needed and to forgive when the standard is missed.


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Default Re: A Very Important GBD Statement

thanks for explanation. it is helpful for a starter like myself because i feel like i am thrown intot he ocean of different parenting styles with no help coming from anywhere but my 1 year old needs her Mom to know how to treat her.
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Default Re: A Very Important GBD Statement

I am glad you all posted that, because I was wondering about the same thing, what is GBD. Could you clarify what TCS is? Is that a movement of some sort? I would really like to read some perspectives on discipline (obviously none that advocate corporal punishment of any kind) so I can be more informed as I develop my own approach. Are there any books that outline GBD?

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Oh, I just found the sticky thread with more info. Never mind!
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